Man accused in a brutal beating involving a 2X4 due in court

By: Melissa Randall

The suspect in a brutal beating on Federal Hill that left a man severely injured will answer to an assault charge Friday morning.

The fight broke out Wednesday evening behind the $3 Bar on Atwells Ave in Providence. Police say it involved four men, and that one of them, 48–year–old Daniel Lastarza, picked up the board and began to beat 34–year–old Jonathan Stack. Stack was rushed to the hospital where at last check he remained in critical condition.

According to investigators Stack bought a car from a Providence woman. Not long afterwards he felt it was a lemon. When he tried to get his money back stack was hit with the 2 x 4 board.

Lastarza will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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