A Pulaski County man was allegedly beaten and choked during a home invasion incident Monday night. Deputies were dispatched to 305 E. County Road 100 S. in response to a report of a possible theft and battery, and arrived to find a bloodied and bruised Paul E. Minix, who told them that he had been assaulted by two suspects.
Minix said he had let the pair stay the night on Sunday, but when the next day came and Minix asked them to leave so he could take his medication and go to sleep, they departed but soon returned and allegedly choked and battered him. He sustained injuries to his face, neck, shoulder, elbow, and knee, and said they had stolen two cell phones from his residence after assaulting him. Minix said he had recently purchased one of the cell phones from the two suspects for $50.
When police later returned to his residence to ensure the suspects had not returned to the scene of the crime, Minix approached the officer and presented him with a wallet that he said he had found outside his residence. Inside the wallet were a credit and debit card with the name of one suspect, and a Wal-Mart MoneyCard with the name of the other suspect.
The report has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office for preliminary charges of Burglary Resulting in Bodily Injury as a Class A felony, Theft, Residential Entry, and Strangulation as Class D felonies, and Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury as a Class A misdemeanor for both suspects. Police were unable to locate either suspect.