Crime

Can you ID person of interest in homeless man’s beating?

Gastonia police said this man is a person of interest in connection with the beating of an elderly homeless man on West Garrison Boulevard late Monday.
Gastonia police said this man is a person of interest in connection with the beating of an elderly homeless man on West Garrison Boulevard late Monday. Gastonia Police Department

Gastonia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in connection with the beating of a 78-year-old homeless man on West Garrison Boulevard.

Fletcher Harold Campbell remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being beaten with a piece of cinder block late Monday in the 1500 block of West Garrison Boulevard in Gastonia, police said.

Police said Friday the person of interest is not a suspect but might have been the last person to see Campbell at a convenience store before the assault.

Police released video surveillance of the person and asked anyone who can identify him to call detective David Whitlock at 704-842-5123 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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