Macon police responded to a man that was unresponsive on Sunday.
According to Macon police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet, 50-year old Charles Smith was jumped and beaten on Elpis Street, just north of Mercer University Avenue.
Gaudet says Smith knew who assaulted him, but refused to call the police. Instead of seeking medical attention, Smith went to sleep and when a friend tried to wake him, he didn't respond.
Smith was taken to the Medical Center for severe head injuries and had to undergo surgery.
If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.