Homeless man found beaten in Stuart

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 19:58:27-05

A homeless man was found severely beaten in Stuart Thursday morning, according to police.

He was discovered in a wooded area in the 3800 block of SE Federal Highway. 

A helicopter flew the victim to Lawnwood Trauma Center in Fort Pierce.

His condition was not released.

Police say they arrested a transient in connection with the case. They identified him Patrick James Finnegan Jr.