JONESBORO — The man deputies accused of beating a Brookland man to a pulp was being held on a $250,000 bond.
The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday to the victim’s home in the 300 block of Craighead 702, according to the probable cause affidavit. A female witness told Detective Charles Garr that the victim and Gage Glenn, 27, of Jonesboro, fought prior to the incident.
After the fight was broken up by a male family member, the woman and the victim went into a camper on the property, it read. Glenn then entered the camper and started an argument with the man, before going back outside.
The victim then opened the camper’s door to confront Glenn about a “derogatory comment about her,” the female witness told Garr. She said Glenn stabbed the victim with a pair of pruning shears, causing the wounded man to fall onto her.
“Gage went outside and came back with a padlock on a chain. (The woman) said Gage hit (the victim) in the head at least two good times, causing (him) to yell out,” the affidavit read. “During the scuffle, she managed to get her hands on the padlock and chased Gage outside.”
When she tried to get the victim to her vehicle and transport him to a hospital, she said Glenn threatened to kill them with a pickax, the sworn document stated.
She did manage to take the battered man to NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. From there he was transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, which is a level one trauma center.
Garr told Special Judge Jarrett Cobb on Friday that the victim needs reconstructive surgery. The man is still in a critical care unit at the Memphis facility, Garr said.
Cobb found probable cause to charge Glenn with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. As part of his pretrial release, a no-contact order was enacted.
Glenn’s next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22 in the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 S. Main St., Jonesboro.
If convicted, the suspect faces up to 26 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.