Beaten Bassfield man may be taken off life-support

Jeff Davis County authorities say 23-year-old Raymond Walker of Bassfield remains on life-support at Forrest General Hospital.

Officials are charging 25-year-old Calvin Torrence with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the beating and they are still looking for 31-year-old Linel Sims and possibly several other unidentified suspects.

Officials say Walker was beaten with a pair of brass knuckles.  The incident happened Saturday evening near the entrance to the Best Buy Grocery in Bassfield.  Authorities believe the beating may have stemmed from an argument between the men in Hattiesburg last week.  Seven on your side has learned that family members may take Walker off life-support Monday evening.  If that happens, officials say Torrence's charges would be upgraded to murder.