Police say a western North Carolina man has been charged with robbing a man and beating him with a lawn chair.
The Record & Landmark of Statesville reports that 36-year-old Kenneth Wayne Mills of Statesville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Authorities allege that Mills struck an unidentified 46-year-old man in the back of the head with a lawn chair, knocking him unconscious, and stole his money early Saturday morning.
The victim was unconscious for a number of hours before he went home. He was treated at a local hospital for facial injuries.
Officials say they found a lawn chair with blood on it near where the victim was assaulted.
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