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NEW DETAILS: Neighbors speak out about helping brutal beating victim

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Arrests pending after Donald Walker is beaten in his home and has his truck stolen over the weekend. Arrests pending after Donald Walker is beaten in his home and has his truck stolen over the weekend.
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FAYETTEVILLE -

NEW DETAILS:

Neighbors who came to help Donald Walker, after deputies say he was beaten in North Page, are speaking out.  The beating happened over the weekend, according to deputies in Fayette County.

"He had blood pouring down the side of his head -- all down the front of him," said Daniel Lanham.

"I got him a towel and stuff like that and called an ambulance," said Jan Lanham.

Deputies say the victim knew the woman involved in the case.

"Pick your friends closely.  If you associate with some of these people, make sure you understand that anybody can do anything," said Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler.

Deputies are hoping arrest warrants will come out soon on the two men wanted in connection with the crime.


UPDATE: 

The woman who was involved in the beating of a North Page man over the weekend is wanted by Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies.  Sheriff Steve Kessler announced on Wednesday that Jackie Rae "Dink" Humphrey, 31, of Minden is wanted for First Degree Robbery.

According to a criminal complaint filed in connection with the warrant, Humphrey helped two men get into the home of Donald Walker of North Page on Oct. 12.  The men beat Walker with wooden clubs then stole money and took Walker's truck.

"Humphrey has a lengthy criminal history and is well know to the Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff Kessler.

Deputies know who the men that attacked Walker are, but there no criminal complaints have been filed against them yet.  Sheriff Kessler said that Deputies are still gathering more information on them.

Anyone with information on where Jackie Humphrey is located is asked to contact the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590 or Crime Stoppers at (304) 255-7867.  Tips can also be submitted through either the Crime Tips section of the Sheriff's Office website, or through our department Facebook page, "Fayette County Sheriff's Department."


ORIGINAL STORY:

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is investigating a case out of the North Page area after a man is left beaten and bleeding in his own home.

The incident happened on Saturday.  It began with a report of a truck that had been stolen from a home on Deep Water Mountain Road in North Page. Deputies who arrived on the scene found Donald Walker, who had apparently been beaten up by two men with wooden clubs. 

According to Sheriff Steve Kessler, a woman who was also on the scene during the beating had come to the home to speak with Walker privately.  Walker apparently knew the woman.  That's when the two men reportedly broke into the house, attacked Walker and demanded money.  The Investigators said that when only a little bit of money was found, the woman took Walker's truck keys and all three left. Deputies said that the woman took Walker's truck and the two men drove off in a silver Dodge Neon.

Walker was treated at Plateau Medical Center.  His truck was found on Sunday in the Page area.  Deputies said that they know who the attackers are and arrests are expected to be made soon.  Names will be released after the arrests are made.