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1 suspect arrested for severe beating of man during Fayetteville home invasion

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Alexander James Smith Alexander James Smith
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Fayetteville police arrested one of three suspects that severely beat a man Friday during a home invasion. Police

said the victim and another person drove to their residence on Vista Drive to collect some belongings. The residence was under construction after a fire.

The victims found three individuals inside the home when they arrived, police said. The individuals in the home began to beat the male victim in the head.

The suspects fled the scene, leaving the victim severely beaten inside the home, police said.

Fayetteville police arrested one of the suspects, identified as Alexander James Smith, 26, of 1412 Cobra Drive in Fayetteville.

Smith has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony conspiracy.

He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail under $500,000 secured bond.

The male victim was transported to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where his is said to be in critical condition, police said.

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