JPD: Man accused of beating parents, locking them in bedroom

JPD: Man accused of beating parents, locking them in bedroom
Vinh Quoc Phan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A woman had to call her daughter in Florida for help after her son beat her and her husband bloody then locked them in a room, police say.

At 1:23 a.m. Saturday, Jonesboro police responded to a welfare check in the 3000-block of Dayton.

When officers went to the door, according to the probable cause affidavit, a woman came running out of the house, asking for help.

The woman, whose "left eye was swollen shut," said her husband was still in the residence.

Officers then saw her husband coming down the stairs holding his head.

According to the court documents, the man had blood coming from his left eye and a large cut to the back of his head.

Police stated the man had a broken bone in his left shoulder, a broken bone on the left side of his face, and a laceration to the back of his head requiring eight staples to close.

The man told police his son, 21-year-old Vinh Quoc Phan, had attacked him and his wife in their bedroom. In the room, officers reported finding "blood spattered on the walls and the bed."

The woman said Phan attacked them, then locked them inside and made them clean up the blood.

"Officers stated there was a large amount of bloody clothes and towels in the trash can in the bathroom," the affidavit stated.

The woman said she was able to hide in a closet and call her daughter in Florida to have her call the police for help.

On Monday, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge Phan with first-degree domestic battering, kidnapping-false imprisonment, and third-degree domestic battering.

Phan is being held on a $15,000 cash/surety bond awaiting an April 27 circuit court appearance.

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