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Edgewood man charged in beating of another man

A man whose skull was fractured and ribs were bruised during an assault in Edgewood last week tried to ride his bike home before stopping to get help at a local fire station, police said.

Michael A. Barnes, 21, of the 800 block of Windstream Way in Edgewood, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the assault around 3 p.m. May 11 near the intersection of Fountain Rock Way and Topview Drive.

The victim told police he was walking down the road when he was punched in the back of the head, without provocation, according to Barnes charging documents. When he turned around, he saw Barnes standing there with his fist...