Tipp City woman in coma after being beaten unconscious; suspect in police custody

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TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) — Tipp City police officers were sent to an assault that left the victim in a coma late Tuesday morning.

Officers arrived on Kyle Drive just after 11:30 a.m. and found the victim, a 67-year-old woman, suffering from injuries related to the assault. Police said that the suspect, 32-year-old Joshua Kerg, picked the victim up, brought her outside and began to “punch [her] with his bare fists until she was unconscious.” 

According to footage obtained by detectives, Kerg “beat [the victim] after she was unconscious. Before law enforcement could arrive, a witness intervened and stopped the suspect. Once he stopped, the suspect went back to the garage of the home and laid down. Shortly after he was taken into police custody.

The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Tipp City EMS, where she remains in a coma and is listed in critical condition.

Kerg has been charged by police with felony assault as well as a probation or parole violation. He is awaiting arraignment in the Miami County Jail.

This remains under investigation by the Tipp City Police Department.

WDTN.com will update this story when more information is available.

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