Suspect arrested after beating in Power Road transient camp

A 41-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of beating a homeless man, breaking his nose and other facial bones, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Rusty Lane Hubbard, a transient, was arrested shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of felony menacing and first-degree assault with a deadly weapon after another homeless man was beaten with a wooden stick, Hubbard’s arrest affidavit said.

The 47-year-old victim was assaulted at a transient camp southeast of 140 Power Road, the affidavit said.

Officers said the beaten man also appeared to have suffered a broken right hand and facial lacerations, the affidavit said.


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