Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christopher Kyle Deviers, Chad Wallace Lumpkin arrested for beating and mugging cancer patient of his medication

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday's home invasion and robbery on Altoona Drive.

With assistance from the Virginia State Police, Christopher Kyle Deviers, 25, and Chad Wallace Lumpkin, 25, both of Spotsylvania, were each arrested at their homes without incident and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Deviers and Lumpkin are both incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.

A Fredericksburg cancer patient is recovering after being brutally beaten during a robbery Monday.

Police said three men knocked on 43-year-old Eddie Butler's door Monday night, in the 300 block of Altoona Drive. When the victim answered, the men pointed a gun at Butler and demanded money and prescription drugs.

Police said Butler resisted, and the suspects responded by beating him with a metal baton. Investigators were appalled at the brutal nature of the attack. (more)