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Albemarle County man charged with malicious wounding after fight

Joshua Matthew Fitzgerald
Joshua Matthew Fitzgerald/Photo courtesy Albemarle County Police Department

An Albemarle County man faces charges after a fight in the 700 block of Monocan Trail reported on Monday.

Joshua Matthew Fitzgerald, 27, turned himself into the Albemarle County Police Department on Tuesday, according to a release from the department.

Fitzgerald has been charged with malicious wounding, a Class 3 felony.

The investigation began on Monday when detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department were notified that a male had been brought into the UVA hospital with severe head trauma due to a physical altercation. Police responded to the hospital and learned the altercation took place near the 700 block of Monacan Trail in Albemarle County.

The victim had a verbal argument with another male that turned physical. While the two men fought, a third individual, later identified as Fitzgerald, struck the victim in the head with a blunt object, knocking him unconscious.

Fitzgerald is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Wells with the Albemarle County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 434-296-5807 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

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