Update to 2009 Beating Investigation at Sparks Marina

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

UPDATE: In 2010, Marcus Peyton was found not guilty of charges stemming from this case.
Sparks Police are investigating a severe beating at 1310 Scheels Drive on August 22nd that left one man with severe skull fractures.

Police have arrested a suspect in the beating. They say Marcus Alexander Peyton, 24, of Reno is suspected of beating Edward Alexander, 57, of Reno after a fight broke outside the Legends at Sparks Marina. Peyton was booked for one count of Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm.

Police say when they arrived, Alexander was bleeding heavily from his head. Alexander claims he was punched and kicked in the head, and was unable to defend himself. A witness described the suspect giving a high-five to a friend after the beating.

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