Suspect Accused Of Beating, Robbing Hopkinsville Man

Suspect Accused Of Beating, Robbing Hopkinsville Man

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Sep 4, 2014

HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the violent attack and robbery of a Hopkinsville resident.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East 18th Street.

Officials with the Hopkinsville Police Department said 23-year old John Fairley III has been accused of robbing and beating Stephen Page, a colorful character known within the community as “Bird Dog.”

Fairley was taken into custody and charged with First Degree Robbery, Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Page was airlifted to a Nashville area hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the assault. He said he's already received many phone calls from people wanting to help him in his recovery.