Yerington Man Dies After Fight; Suspect Held

A 33-year-old Yerington man who was severely beaten in a fight Monday night died from injuries at a Reno hospital on Tuesday.

Robert Brian Upton was taken by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center in Reno after Lyon County Sheriff's deputies responded to the fight at a Yerington residence about 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

Upton, who suffered severe injuries and was unconscious at the time, died shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Corey Warren, 21, Yerington, was arrested Monday night and booked on a charge of battery with substantial harm.

Lyon County deputies are still investigating and additional charges are pending with the county district attorney's office, the sheriff's office said.

Warren was being held in the county jail with bail set at $10,000.

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