JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Three men are being held without bond after police say they beat a Jonesboro man with a baseball bat.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday officers responded to a call of a man being beat by "multiple other men" in the 300-block of Melrose Avenue.
When police arrived they did not find anyone. As they were walking through the parking lot, a woman yelled at them from the 300-block of State Street.
Officers ran to the woman who pointed them toward the victim who was lying in the grass.
The 32-year-old victim told officers he was walking through the parking lot when Curtis Baker, 47, called him over to his apartment.
The victim said Baker asked if he had any money. When the man said he did, he claimed Baker and two other men hit him with a bat and began punching and kicking him.
Witnesses told police one of the men held the victim's head while another suspect kicked him in the face.
Following the beating, the man said the men carried him outside to the grass and "threw him down."
He said the men then stole $70 from his pocket before walking back to the apartment.
A neighbor heard the commotion and went outside and saw the man being attacked.
He told Region 8 News he wishes he could have helped the man but that could have come with a high price.
"It made me feel bad," the neighbor said. "I could've helped him but I would've got the same treatment and I'm not fixing to lose my life over some dumb stuff."
According to the initial incident report, the officers went to the apartment where they found Baker and two other men, 30-year-old Willie L. Williams of Lepanto and 54-year-old Alvin Baker of Jonesboro, covered in "fresh blood."
Officers also reported finding a bloodstained baseball bat in the kitchen floor and red sweatshirt covered in blood in the trash can.
Police arrested all three suspects on suspicion of aggravated robbery and took them to the Craighead County Detention Center where they were left without bond to await a probable cause hearing.
Officers collected the suspects' bloodstained clothing and shoes as evidence.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a "large gash on his head" and injuries to his face and shoulder.
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