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Pace Man found Injured -Battery or Not

Sheriff’s Office Continues Investigation into Possible Aggravated Battery of Pace Man

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the possible assault of a Pace man that left him bleeding from his head in a parking lot Wednesday morning. Mark Alfred, 58, from Pace FL, was found at about 7:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Advanced Tire & Service Center on U.S. 90 in Pace.

Alfred had been reported to 911 by a citizen after being found near a vehicle that was left for service at the establishment. The vehicle did not belong to Alfred. First responders found Alfred on the ground next to a truck that they determined was at the shop to be serviced. The crime has been being investigated as an aggravated battery, however recent developments are leading investigators to the idea of the incident possibly being accidental due to intoxication. Both avenues are being looked into and pursued.

Alfred was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he was initially listed in critical condition. He was recently upgraded to serious condition. Investigators have not able to speak with Alfred due to his condition.
So far investigators have been able to piece together portions of Alfred’s activities prior to being found. Alfred was a patron at “Back Alley Sports Grill” on Highway 90 in Pace between 6pm and 7pm on 2/21/12. Interviews with employees revealed that Alfred was asked to leave the establishment at approximately 7pm due to his actions and comments towards employees and other patrons. Alfred was then seen at the CVS Pharmacy at Floridatown Road and Highway 90 at approximately 8pm. Alfred was purchasing beer and was alone. Alfred was then seen by a patron of “Sonic” on Highway 90 which is directly across the street from where Alfred was found the next morning. Alfred appeared to be heavily intoxicated at that point. Anyone with further information concerning Alfred’s
activities after 10pm is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. No further information is available at this time and the incident remains under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Posted by on Feb 23 2012. Filed under Crime. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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