Winston-Salem man charged with murder in beating death

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Joseph Andrew Misenheimer (Forsyth Co. Sheriff's Office)

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man has been charged with murder after deputies said a man found beaten with a baseball bat earlier this week died from head injuries.

Joseph Andrew Misenheimer, 24, of Evans Road, is allegedly responsible for the death of Jackson Dean Sizemore, 28, of Pinnacle.

A preliminary autopsy determined that Sizemore died from blunt force trauma to the head and upper body.  Deputies said he was beaten with a baseball bat.

Sizemore was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being found with head injuries at 2354 Echo Bluff Drive shortly before 11:15 p.m. Monday, deputies said.  He died at the hospital on Wednesday.

Misenheimer was arrested at his home just before midnight Thursday, deputies said.  He has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The suspect was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond and has a preliminary hearing April 27.

Deputies did not release any other information.