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Man from Springfield Accused of Beating a Man with a Piece of Wood

A man from Springfield is in custody after investigators say he hit a man over 50 times with a piece of wood.

27-year-old David Hubler was arrested on Friday, October 28, and charged with felony assault.

Officers were called to a duplex on East Commercial Street after reports of an assault.

Police say when they arrived, they found a 62-year-old victim with bruises and cuts across his body.

The victim told authorities Hubler lived in the apartment next to his, and came into his unit with a piece of wood.

He later said Hubler hit him so many times, the piece of wood broke and Hubler picked up another piece of wood and began hitting the victim again.

Hospital staff told police the victim likely has a broken arm.