Van Buren Man Accused of Beating a Man Unconscious

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Eric Ray Hodnett

Police in Van Buren arrest the man who allegedly beat another man unconscious.

Eric Ray Hodnett is charged with first-degree battery.  Authorities say Hodnett got into a fight with the victim on the 2900 block of Incline Drive.

Officers say they found the victim lying on the ground unconscious in a pool of blood.  He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith with critical injuries to his head.