Durham News

Man found beaten on Orange County roadside in critical condition

A man found badly beaten and dumped by the side of the road outside Hillsborough a week ago remains in critical condition.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded just before 8 a.m. Nov. 14 to University Station Road and Station Road, where the man was found severely beaten and unconscious in a ditch.

It is believed the man was attacked in Durham, thrown from a moving vehicle and left for dead, according to a news release.

The man was later identified and was taken to a local hospital but is listed in critical condition. The Sheriff’s Office has not released his name, age or any physical description other than to say he is black.

On Friday, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Butch Clark said the department had no additional information to release.

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area during the night of Nov. 13 into early-morning hours of Nov. 14 is asked to call Investigator D. Hunter with the Sheriff’s Office at 919-644-3040.