Crime

Modesto man held in severe beating

A 37-year-old Modesto man was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on suspicion of beating a 48-year-old man. The Modesto Police Department was called at 9:15 p.m. Thursday to Boulder Creek Drive to investigate a possible assault.

They found the victim with severe injuries, including facial fractures, a concussion and a punctured lung. Police arrested L.D. Burnett as he was leaving the area. Police said they did not know what motivated the attack, The investigation is ongoing.

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