Police have arrested Crispus Montez Heard for a robbery and beating that occurred Aug. 15 on Ocoee Street.
Heard, 21, of Arlington Avenue, is charged with aggravated robbery.
At the time he was on a three-year suspended sentence for aggravated burglary.
Lejuan Gipson was transported to Erlanger Hospital by ambulance after the incident. He told police he was walking in the 2300 block of Ocoee Street when he was jumped by two assailants. He said he was knocked to the ground and severely beaten. He said they kicked him in the face while he was on the ground.
He said the pair stole his backpack and wallet containing $50.
The victim was able to get inside the Avondale Head Start school, where the secretary called 911.
He later identified Heard as one of the men who beat him.