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Man arrested for Perry County beating, bonds out

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PERRY CO. -- A fight on a back road has the Perry County community of Swanwick afraid to speak.

It's been nearly a week since a Nashville man was assaulted on the Swanwick-Rice Road.

Door after door, News 3 tried to speak to people in the town about the man accused in the case:  Allen Joseph Fisher, 51, known as AJ Fisher to those in town.

But after what happened last Saturday, many are too afraid to go on camera.

Perry County deputies arrested Fisher Friday morning at his home in Swanwick.

He is charged in the alleged assault of Robert Pfister, of Nashville, on the Swanwick-Rice Road.

Fisher is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and is accused of beating Pfister Saturday evening. 

However, court records show this isn't the first time Fisher is accused of violent acts. He was charged with felony battery in 2014, but was plead down to a misdemeanor charge of bodily harm.

He was also charged with arson in 2005. That charge was dropped but also featured another charge of bodily harm.

In 2010 Fisher had yet another charge of bodily harm.

After a court appearance Friday in Perry County court, Fisher walks free after posting bond.

A statement from Pfister's daughter Cynthia says they know the proper authorities are involved and appreciate what they are doing to help bring justice to the case. 

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