19-year-old charged with assaulting homeless man with brick

Fletcher Campbell (Source: Gastonia Police Department)
Fletcher Campbell (Source: Gastonia Police Department)

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A 19-year-old was arrested for assaulting a homeless man in Gastonia last week, police say.

Donald Ray Wallace Jr. is accused of hitting 78-year-old Fletcher Harold Campbell in the face with a brick after pushing him down last Monday.

Wallace is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Campbell was assaulted around 11:15 p.m. near West Garrison Boulevard. He was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical center and later transferred to Carolinas Medical Center for facial surgery.

Wallace is expected to appear in court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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