Friday, April 20, 2007

14-Year-Old Beaten Unconscious On Walking Trail At Smithfield Community Park

EMS workers load a 14-year-old into an ambulance after he was beaten unconscious on a walking trail at Smithfield Community Park Thursday afternoon. The victim told police he did not know his attackers.
The beating of a 14-year-old boy on the walking trail at Smithfield Community Park Thursday appears to be an isolated incident. The youth was on an isolated part of the trail around 4:35pm when he was attacked from behind and beaten unconscious. Smithfield Police said when the child regained consciousness, he summoned help. The victim was only able to tell police the suspects were two black males. Officers believe a wooden object was used to beat the youth, who was transported by Smithfield EMS to Johnston Memorial Hospital . Due to a lack of leads, the investigation is currently at a standstill, but a detective has been assigned to the case. The victim’s name was not released by police because of his age.


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