An Izard county man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with drugs and battery.
Robert Reed, 26, of Melbourne was charged with second degree battery, possession of a controlled substance and several counts of possessing an instrument of crime, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.
Lawrence said, on Aug. 1 Deputy J.T. Baker responded to a call asking for assistance in aiding an individual who fell and injured himself at a residence located along Oak Street.
When Baker arrived he reported finding Reed's uncle, Jimmy Wycoff, lying on a couch bleeding from the face and head.
Baker was suspicious of the wounds, because they did not appear to have been caused by a fall, Lawrence said.
After medical personnel transported Wycoff to the Calico Rock Medical Center, Baker investigated the scene and found an aluminum bat splattered with blood as well as a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He also spoke with Reed's brother, James, who told him Reed and Wycoff had been in an altercation before authorities were contacted, Lawrence said.
As of press time, Reed was being held in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
In other Izard County Sheriff's Department activity, Jenifer D. Raub, 34, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested July 31 in connection with drugs.
Raub was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of an instrument of crime and driving under the influence of drugs.
Raub was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting a $3,000 bond Aug. 3.
Randy Hiles, 30, of Brockwell was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of drugs Aug. 2.
He was released from authorities that day after posting a $1,525 bond.
Roger Lee Johnson, 37, of Sage was arrested Aug. 5 in connection with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, endangering the welfare of a minor, driving with a suspended license and violation of child passenger laws.
He is currently being held in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $1,689 bond.