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Arrest made after man attacked with bricks

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 10:27 a.m. CDT

DECATUR (MCT) — A 20-year-old man was driving along a street on the near north side at about 7 p.m. Oct. 1 when an unknown male threw a brick at his vehicle.

The man later told police that he then got out of his vehicle to confront a group of people who were standing at the northeast corner of Church Street and Leafland Avenue.

“Once he exited his vehicle, Trenando Hammond started to throw bricks at him,” the victim told police, according to an arrest affidavit by Decatur patrol officer Lawrence Petrey.

As the two males stood in the roadway on Church Street, one brick struck him in the lower arm.

“Several subjects then surrounded him, including Trenando Hammond, 27, and started to throw more bricks at him, strike him with wooden boards and hit him with a leaf rake,” Petrey wrote.

The officer noted that the victim suffered a circular abrasion on his forehead, a bleeding laceration on his neck, small lacerations on his hands and scratches on his forearms.

At 7:40 p.m. Oct. 1, Hammond was arrested on Church Street, near the location of the incident.

Hammond — whose previous convictions include felony aggravated battery, assault and resisting a police officer — was arraigned Tuesday on felony counts of aggravated battery and mob action.

He is being held in the Macon County Jail on $10,000 bond, pending a preliminary hearing Oct. 24.

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