DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old David Anderson for the Dec. 7 beating of a prominent Dallas attorney in Lower Greenville.
The victim, 39-year-old Damien Falgoust, was found lying outside The Crown and Harp bar in lower Greenville on Dec. 7. Firefighters arrived at the scene and were able to revive him.
Falgoust remains hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center Dallas recovering from injuries that forced doctors to place him in a medically induced coma.
Falgoust is doing better, according to his father. He is off the ventilator, but still has a tracheotomy.
Falgoust’s father says the family has no connection the suspect. He says police told him a witness helped crack the case.
On the night of December 6, after playing kickball, Falgoust joined his teammates for drinks at the Knox Street Pub. Around 1:30 a.m., he took a cab to lower Greenville, hopping out several blocks from home.
Witnesses report seeing Falgoust at a pizza restaurant and bar before being found unconscious on the sidewalk around 2:30 a.m.
James Porter, a bartender at The Crown and Harp, called 911 when Anderson was found.
“Seems like he’d been hit and he’d fallen straight backward and hit his head,” said Porter. “He had a little bump on his head in the back, but his head wasn’t bleeding. Just his nose looked really badly hit – broken and bleeding.”
Sources tell CBS 11 Falgoust was likely attacked in retaliation for a fight he was involved in months ago, that resulted in another man’s arrest.
The earlier fight happened at the same bar where Falgoust was assaulted.
A witness reportedly told police he heard the suspect threatening to hit Falgoust the night he was attacked.
That witness picked Anderson out of a lineup. Anderson has been booked into the Dallas County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.
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