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Man arrested after allegedly beating another with hammer

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man has been arrested after allegedly beating another with a hammer.

Beckley Police responded to a home on Combs Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday night to find a male victim on the floor, having been beaten in the face/head with a hammer, according to a news release from the Beckley PD.

Witnesses at the scene and the victim identified the suspect as 30-year-old Casey Dale Browning.
Shortly after securing the scene, officers heard someone in a wooded area behind the residence. After a short foot chase the suspect was arrested without incident.

Browning is charged with malicious wounding, fleeing from police, obstruction and battery.

He is being held at Southern Regional Jail on $20,000 bond.

It's unclear at this time what led to the incident. Police say the suspect and victim knew one another.

The case remains under investigation. The condition of the victim was not immediately available.
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