Man arrested for beating his parents in Poplar Bluff

Matthew Jenkins (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
Matthew Jenkins (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

Poplar Bluff (KAIT) - A man is behind bars after police say he attacked his own parents with a metal bat in Poplar Bluff.

Poplar Bluff police say on Tuesday Matthew Jenkins called police after saying he'd arrived home and found his parents, Carl and Vicki Jenkins, severely beaten.

During an interview with police, Jenkins confessed to hitting both his parents in the head multiple times with an aluminum baseball bat.

Both Carl and Vicki Jenkins are listed in critical condition right now.  Carl Jenkins is at St Louis University Hospital in St Louis, while Vicki Jenkins is at St. Francis Medical Center.

Matthew Jenkins is in the Butler County Jail and is facing 2 counts of 1st degree domestic assault.

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