Second WR man charged in fatal beating

WARNER ROBINS — Police say a second Warner Robins man has been charged in connection with the beating death of a man who died July 5.

Warner Robins police Sgt. Scott McSwain said the investigation into the death of 47-year-old Dwayne Farlee of 102 Porkie Drive in Warner Robins led them to charge Kevin Blaine DeHart II in the death. DeHart, 30, of 409 Jackie Blvd. in Warner Robins, was charged Friday with murder and aggravated assault.

Authorities said Farlee’s body was found by a neighbor July 5 in front of his home. Police said he had been involved in an altercation at another residence in his mobile home park with James William Roberts. Officials say they believe Roberts, 38, of 521 Terry Street in Warner Robins, then was involved in another altercation with Farlee either late July 4 or early morning July 5 at Farlee’s residence. It is not known what the men fought about but officials say they believe the two had a long-standing feud.

Roberts was charged with aggravated assault in Farlee’s death, and the charge of murder was added after an autopsy confirmed Farlee’s death to be related to the beating.

DeHart and Roberts both are being held without bail in the Houston County Jail. Officials said the investigation is still ongoing, but no further arrests are expected.