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Man charged with willful injury

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Authorities have accused an Oxford, Iowa, man of willfully harming another.

Eugene Beard, 37, was charged Jan. 16 with willful injury.

According to the arrest affidavit, Beard was involved in a fight at an Oxford residence, striking the victim multiple times. As a result of the fight, the affidavit said, the victim was bleeding, bruised, had a broken facial bone, and suffered brain bleeding that will require a surgery.

Beard left the victim lying in the snow, the affidavit said, and later admitted to hitting the victim.

Willful injury is a Class-C felony.

— Kayli Reese

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