Two Pine Bluff men were arrested on attempted murder charges in connection with the alleged beating of a Pine Bluff man with a baseball bat in early August.
Glen Morgan, 51, and Joseph Christie, 34, were identified by the victim, who said they came to his apartment Aug. 2 in the 1000 block of North Hemlock Street and attacked him with a bat, according to a report by Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Marcia Oliver.
Morgan then took the victim to the hospital and told him he would kill him if the victim contacted the police, according to Oliver’s report.
A $50,000 bond was set for both Morgan and Christie by Jefferson County District Judge John L. Kearney after he ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge Morgan with terroristic threatening and first-degree criminal attempt murder; and to charge Christie with first-degree criminal attempt murder.
Morgan was apprehended Tuesday morning and Christie was already in jail at the time of his interview with PBPD detectives, according to Oliver’s report.
Kearney ordered both men to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled, appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent them and told them to return to court Sept. 27.