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Assault and battery suspect pleads guilty

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Lawton, OKLA._A man convicted of participating in a brutal group beating last year in Lawton will serve five years in prison.

Craig Taylor pleaded guilty in a Comanche County Courtroom Thursday to aggravated assault and battery charges. He also pleaded guilty to possession of contraband for bringing a metal shank into the city jail.

Prosecutors say Taylor was one of several men who beat a man and left him naked on a Northwest Lawton street last year. The man survived but sustained serious injuries.

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