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Third arrest made in beating of 77-year-old Thurmont man

July 30, 2008

THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- Thurmont police have made a third arrest in the beating of a 77-year-old man.

Police say 22-year-old James Campbell of Thurmont was arrested Monday and faces the same charges as the two suspects from Emmitsburg, Md., 18-year-old Gage Caudle and a 15-year-old boy. The charges include robbery, burglary and assault, among others.

The victim, Emory Rice, told police he was attacked while he was sleeping at his home on July 20. He remains at Washington County Hospital.

Police say a fourth and final arrest is expected this week.

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