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Man Arrested After Robbing And Injuring Man
Updated March 23, 2016 4:42 PM
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(BEDFORD) - A Bedford man was arrested after police say he fractured another man's skull, robbed him of $80 and stole his meth.

Police arrested 24-year-old Jared Mathis of Bedford on charges of aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony; robbery with bodily injury, a Level 2 felony and criminal confinement, a Level 3 felony.

According to a Lawrence County Superior Court I probable cause affidavit, on January 12, Bedford Police were called to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital where a man was being treated in the emergency room with severe facial injuries.

The man; who suffered a fractured skull, facial cuts and intracranial bleeding; was transferred to an Indianapolis hospital.

Officers were not able to talk to the man until February 11.

The man told police he was assaulted and robbed after he received a text message to go to a home on V Street.

All the man could remember was that after he got to the home someone struck him on the head and he fell to the floor. He remembered looking up and seeing a woman holding his backpack and shaking it.

While still on the ground he says the man that lived in the home struck him a second time with what he thought was a metal object. The next thing he remembers was was waking up in the hospital.

Police found blood on the rugs and carpet and they found blood on a wooden post that they believed was used to strike the victim.

Police conducted several interviews and discovered that Mathis was the one responsible for injuring the victim.

Mathis told police he and the man who lived at the residence made plans to beat the man and rob him of his money and drugs. Mathis told police he was hiding behind the door when the man entered the home and struck him with the post.

The document states Mathis and the man who lived at the house then held the victim down and took $80 and some methamphetamine from him. Mathis said the men then left the victim bleeding on the floor.

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