Dover Police have cleared a Dover man, identified as Clarence Heath, a July 31 assault case.
Heath was identified as the assailant by the victim, who said he was walking in the 800 block of Forest Street when he was attacked and beaten with his own cane.
Dover Police since have learned Heath was not in the area, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
A warrant issued for Heath’s arrest has been cancelled and he no longer is wanted, Hoffman added.