The man who was savagely beaten on Vince Road Monday night has died, Jessamine County Sheriff chief deputy Allen Peel said Wednesday afternoon.
James Dean Wallace, 32, of Lexington died Wednesday morning at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Curtis L. Flora, 36, of Lexington has been charged with first-degree assault, but Peel said those charges would most likely be upgraded during Flora’s 2 p.m. court hearing on Monday.
“I have notified the county attorney because he has a hearing this Monday in District Court, and I have also notified the commonwealth’s attorney,” Peel said. “So the action will be taken in court on Monday.”
The alleged incident occurred on Vince Road in Jessamine County around 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
Peel said Flora and Wallace got into an argument in a car on Vince Road.
“They were riding along on Vince Road when it irrupted,” Peel said.
According to Peel, Flora struck Wallace multiple times in the head with a closed fist.
Flora is lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center. No bond has been set in the case.