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Man in critical condition after beating; suspect in custody

Walter Lee Hopper/RCSO Walter Lee Hopper/RCSO
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has taken Walter Lee Hopper into custody.

Hopper was taken into custody around 8:15am without incident, on the 500 block of 15th Street.

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Walter Lee Hopper is wanted by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for nearly beating a man to death.

According to the Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to the Salvation Army on Greene Street just after midnight Wednesday in reference to a beating.

The victim is identified as Paul Lee Adams bleeding from multiple wounds to his face and head. Adams was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center's Shock Trauma unit for treatment. Adams received multiple injuries including a fractured skull. He is listed in critical condition.

Hopper was last seen leaving the scene on foot walking west toward 15th street. Hopper is wanted for aggravated assault. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080. Callers may remain anonymous.

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