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Fight leads to man's head smashed open with baton

Maurice Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Maurice Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Investigator Adam Mobley Investigator Adam Mobley
Decatur County Sheriff's Office Decatur County Sheriff's Office
DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) -  A teenager is out of jail on bond after investigators said he bashed a man's head open with a police-style baton. 

Maurice Smith, 18, is charged with aggravated assault after getting into a fight with 20-year-old Felix Orellana. 

Investigators said the fight started in Tallahassee over a woman and continued in Decatur County the following night. 

Orellana is out of the hospital, but needed close to a dozen staples on his head.

Investigator Adam Mobley said, “Actually a neighbor came outside who had seen it going on and he fired some warning shots in the air, which scared them all away.  If the neighbor didn't fire those warning shots, there's no telling how bad it could've ended up.”

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate to see if others will be charged. 

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