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UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly beating victim with 'piece of lumber'

Eric McFadden is accused of beating victim with 'piece of lumber.' (Courtesy: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)

(UPDATE 11/7/17) -- Charges against Eric McFadden were dropped after a witness refused to testify in the case.

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(UPDATE 10/24/16) -- Pulaski County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a suspect who they say beat a victim with a piece of lumber.

Eric McFadden, also known as "Lil E," was wanted for first degree battery after allegedly using a 2x2 as a weapon.

The victim, Alexander Wyles, died at the hospital Saturday afternoon shortly after McFadden was arrested.

Authorities say they will advise the Prosecuting Attorney's Office his charge can be upgraded to homicide.

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