A 39-year-old Brainerd man is in critical condition and one suspect is in custody following a serious assault in downtown Brainerd.
The victim, Chad Campbell of Brainerd, was found unconscious in the parking lot at Seventh and Front streets at about 1:25 a.m. Thursday, the Brainerd Police Department reported. He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and then transferred to St. Cloud with a serious head injury.
Witnesses told police that the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing him to collapse to the ground.
After investigators interviewed several people, Bradley Thomas Lewis, 25, Brainerd, was arrested on probable cause for assault. Lewis was taken into custody at the Brainerd Police Department at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. He is being held pending charges in the Crow Wing County Jail.
No other arrests are expected. The case is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the assault is asked to contact the Brainerd Police Department at (218) 829-2805.
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