St Joe man guilty of assault with a pipe

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Lawrence Lake

Lawrence Lake

A St. Joseph man faces up to seven years in prison after a Buchanan County jury found him guilty of assaulting another man with a pipe.

Lawrence Lake, Jr., 48, is scheduled for sentencing in May. The panel returned a guilty verdict after the trial Tuesday on one count of assault in the second degree.

Authorities said Lake attacked Randal Riley with a pipe on August 27, knocking him unconscious and causing serious head injuries.

Circuit Judge Daniel Kellogg ordered a sentence assessment report and scheduled a sentencing hearing May 4.