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Man arrested after alleged attack on bicycle path in Leesburg

Mark Allen Humphreys
Mark Allen Humphreys

A man was attacked Wednesday morning on the bicycle path near the 300 block of South Second Street in Leesburg.

The victim was sitting on a bench talking to a friend when he was approached by 37-year-old-Mark Allen Humphreys, according to a Leesburg Police Department arrest report. When Humphreys began to brag about beating a woman, the victim told him that he should not have touched the woman and that beating up a woman was “nothing to be proud of,” the report said. Humphreys then struck the victim with a metal cup

When police arrived, they observed the victim with blood on his arm and he was bleeding from a cut on his head.

Humphreys fled the scene of the attack before police arrived, but was taken into custody later Wednesday night. A criminal history check showed  Humphreys has three prior battery convictions.

He was charged with simple battery. He was taken to the Lake County Jail where bond was set at $2,000.

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