Two Athens men were arrested and charged with battery for allegedly attacking an Augusta man and leaving him unconscious on the ground around 2 a.m. Friday, June 13.
Police said Alfonzo Zaire Hill, 31, and David Clayton Phillips, 25, are accused of attacking the man on Lumpkin Street after an altercation at an E. Clayton Street bar.
A police officer, who was flagged down, found the man unconscious on the ground. EMS personnel arrived and treated the man, but he refused to be taken to the hospital.
Witnesses told police three men attacked the man from behind, knocking him to the ground, and punching and kicking him. The man had injuries to his face, knees and elbows, police said.
The altercation apparently began at the bar, where the suspects were allegedly “talking bad” to a woman. An Athens man, who was in the bar with a friend, said he approached the suspects and was punched several times in the face. He said the man from Augusta, who he doesn’t know, then came up to him and told him to “let it go,” and they left the bar soon afterward.
The attack happened as they walked on Lumpkin. Police found the two suspects a short while later and returned them to the scene, where they were identified by witnesses as the attackers.
Hill was charged with one county of battery, Phillips with two counts.