HAZLETON – Police on Saturday arrested and charged Breon Judon in the fatal beating of a man found earlier this month unconscious and bleeding from the head on Carson Street.
Judon, 19, also known as Doc, was taken into custody around 7 p.m. at his home on Lafayette Court on charges of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy in connection with the death of Aaron Reznick of Ebervale, police said.
Police said Judon conspired with another person and at least one other arrest is pending.
Reznick, 29, died Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, from injuries suffered in an assault. He was found lying in the street around 12:20 a.m. Aug. 4 and taken to Hazleton General Hospital. From there he was airlifted to Lehigh Valley.
Police said he was brutally beaten, had no identification, was wearing scant clothing and was barefoot. They appealed to the public for help identifying him.
They were able to identify him after locating his vehicle, which was taken by police and processed for evidence.
Detectives from the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office as well as the Pennsylvania State Police, the county Sheriff's Office and Hazleton Fire Department investigated the case with police.
Police are still asking for assistance from anyone with information about the case. They should contact Hazleton Detective Sgt. David Bunchalk at 570 459-4950.