Man facing battery charge following ‘unprovoked’ workplace assault

Man facing battery charge following ‘unprovoked’ workplace assault
Colton Michael Bennett, 26, Hoxie Parole violation, battery-first degree (12/2) (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A man faces a battery charge after assaulting a person at a Jonesboro business.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jonesboro officers responded to the unspecified business on C.W. Post Road on Nov. 17.

It stated that while at work, Colton Bennett and the victim got into a verbal argument.

The victim and witnesses said that Bennett hit the victim in the face in an unprovoked attack.

The victim suffered serious injuries from the attack and was taken to Regional One Health in Memphis where he underwent surgery.

On Dec. 3, Bennett appeared before Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler on a bench warrant where probable cause had already been found to charge him with second-degree battery.

Fowler set his bond at $15,000 cash/surety and issued a no-contact order.

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