NEW: BCSO identifies suspect in brutal beating at Magnolia Acres
Sunday, April 7, 2019
BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- The Burke County Sheriff's Office identified the "primary aggressor" in the Magnolia Acres assault as Dedrick Phillips.
Phillips is described as a 32-year-old Black male who is 6'2,'' weighing 183 pounds. According to the sheriff's office, he's wanted for being the alleged primary aggressor in the Saturday afternoon beating.
Burke County officials tell News 12 they're working closely with Waynesboro Police to ensure appropriate charges are made for anyone who participated or failed to assist in the incident.
Adding, "We as a community cannot tolerate such behavior especially in the presence of infants, children, families."
If you know anything, you're asked to call BCSO at (706) 554-2133.
BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Graphic video posted to social media shows what appears to be a man being beaten until he is unconscious. Burke County Sheriff's Office shared the video to its social media while also sharing a message that the alleged crime will not be tolerated in Burke County.
The Facebook Live video clip provided by BCSO is three minutes and 27 seconds. It begins with one man laying on the sidewalk at Magnolia Acres Housing Complex. He's covering his face while another man is standing over him-- punching him. The man proceeds to punch and step on his face, all while yelling expletives. As the camera gets closer, you can see blood coming down the face of the victim. The victim stays on ground motionless.
About 30 seconds into the clip, the man recording the incident walks away saying, "Man, we ain't got nothing to do with that."
It is unclear what happens to victim at this point, but the man recording the incident appears to go sit down to watch from afar. Later, shots are fired. The video does not show who was shooting or where the shots came from but people in the video take off running.
Burke County Sheriff's Office says investigators are working to pull as much video evidence as they can. If you know anything, you're ask to call BCSO at (706) 554-2133.