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Victim of beating identified

The man who lost consciousness during a beating early Wednesday in downtown Fort Wayne has been identified as Ronald Wayne Bolin, according to court papers.

Bolin, 32, was taken to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition with a possible skull fracture, court papers stated. An update on his condition was not available Thursday, hospital staff said.

Soon after the beating, Dennis Tyson Jr., 29, was arrested on a preliminary count of aggravated battery. He is being held at the Allen County Lockup in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The beating happened shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West Wayne Street, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw Tyson punching Bolin, who eventually ended up on the ground. Tyson walked away and then came back to kick Bolin in the head and body several times while he was down, court papers said.

Police were called, and when officers arrived they found Bolin lying in the middle of Wayne Street. He was bleeding and unresponsive, police said.

Tyson was arrested after he called 911 to report that witnesses to the beating were trying to rob him. In an interview with police, Tyson acknowledged beating Bolin but told police he was acting in self-defense, court papers said.

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