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Suspect held on $25K bond after brutal beating of man passed out in car

Damien Carter was arraigned Tuesday morning on robbery and assault charges.
Damien Carter was arraigned Tuesday morning on robbery and assault charges.(Provided)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 3:29 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville man is accused of seriously injuring another man, beating him over the head with a rock in an alleged attempt to steal prescription pills.

Damien Carter was arraigned Tuesday morning on robbery and assault charges.

The attack happened early Monday morning outside a home on Grand Avenue in the Chickasaw neighborhood.

Police said a man was passed out in a car, and Carter admitted to stealing his car keys, and a bottle of pills.

Witnesses said Carter hit the victim more than 15 times in the head with a rock before stomping on the man’s head.

During his arraignment, his attorney asked for a reduced bond, saying Carter has a job, volunteers at his church and has a child.

But the judge in the case cited Carter’s “long history of assaults and possession of weapons when he’s not supposed to,” and upheld the original cash bond amount of $25,000.

He’s due back in court March 17.

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