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Parking lot fight leaves 1 trapped, still alive

WINDER, Ga. – An Alabama man accused of severely beating a Georgia man in a dispute over a disabled parking space is charged with aggravated battery.

Morris Ellis was extradited to Winder, Georgia, on Tuesday, after he was arrested in his hometown of Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The family of the 63-year-old Danny Payne tells WSB-TV that he is alive after suffering a serious head injury in the March 3 attack.

A Barrow County Sheriff’s statement says Ellis confronted Payne for parking in the spot outside of a Fatz Cafe restaurant not to have a handicapped sign in the window of Payne’s vehicle.

Ellis is accused of making “physical contact.” Sheriff Jud Smith says that his agency is trying to determine if Payne was struck or pushed. It is unclear whether Ellis has a lawyer.

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