Teen goes to court for homeless man beating

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 12, 2006

One of two men suspected in the July beating of a homeless man in the city will be in court Thursday.

According to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Alexander King, 19 at the time of the incident, will be in court to be arraigned on a number of charges, including malicious wounding and robbery.

King was arrested four days after Timothy Arnold, 48, was found lying on the ground on Pine Street, suffering from injuries from a beating. He was taken to a Norfolk hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.

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A second suspect, Christopher George Langston, 34, was arrested less than a week later at a Holliday Street home and charged. He was wanted on one count of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of robbery and two counts of conspiracy. No court date was provided.

Both arrests came about due to the public’s assistance through the CrimeLine.

Also Thursday, Anthony Edwin Hall will appear for a bench trial.

Hall, whose last known address at the time of his arrest this summer was Manning Road, is charged with abduction and armed robbery of a Suffolk woman, among other offenses.

The incident, according to police, involved a man entering the woman’s home, tying her up with duct tape and demanding money. A struggle ensued and the man eventually left, but not before taking the woman’s bank card and cellular phone, said police in their initial report.