Police arrested a Lyons man following the death of a man beaten in Newark. Officers say 27-year-old Lorimus Desius and 27-year-old Frederick Thomas started a fist fight on Sept. 22. When Thomas tried to stop fighting, police say Desius continued to assault him and it ended with Thomas' death.

Police arrested a Lyons man following the death of a man beaten in Newark.

Officers say 27-year-old Lorimus Desius and 27-year-old Frederick Thomas got into a fist fight on Sept. 22. When Thomas tried to stop fighting, police say Desius continued to assault him.

Police say Thomas fell backwards and hit his head. He was taken to Strong Hospital where he later died. The cause of death was determined to be a fractured skull.

Desius was arrested on Nov.21 and charged with two counts of assault. He was remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $15,000 cash/$30,000 bond bail. Desius will reappear in Wayne County Court on Dec. 14.