The Sunday night incident that resulted in injuries to a Melbourne man has resulted in charges being filed against three individuals. Two are juveniles that have been charged as adults.
According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, those charged include Darrian Charlesoneil Woodward, 18, of Melbourne, Isabel Alise Nolan, 17 of Melbourne, and Landon Reese Thomas, 16 of Horseshoe Bend.
According to the affidavits for arrest, Woodward, Nolan and Thomas are each charged with residential burglary and battery in the First Degree, which are B felonies.
All three were charged in connection with an incident at 212 Allen Street on Sunday around 4:35 p.m.
Melton said when officers arrived, they discovered a 25-year-old victim on the kitchen floor who had been struck on the back of his head and both his arms.
The responding officer noticed the victim's head was in a blood-soaked towel and both his forearms and elbows appeared to be broken.
The victim told the officer he was asleep and laying on his stomach when he was awakened by a man striking him on the back of his head with a baseball bat.
The victim said the man was wearing a mask and when he moved to the corner, he struck him several more times. He also said the man pressed the barrel of a pistol against his forehead. During this time, the victim said the female was taking stuff from the home and placing them in a backpack.
Vital Link then arrived on scene and transported the victim to Survival Flight that was waiting to transport him to UAMS.
A neighbor was able to give a description of a male and female he had observed near the location.
Information was also obtained that Darian Woodward was possibly connected to the burglary after one of the deputies observed Woodward near the area.
Investigators spoke with Woodward who admitted to driving the juveniles to the location. He also provided officers with the names of both the male and female.
Woodward said the juveniles told him they had disposed of the bat and items taken from the home.
The juvenile suspects were then transported to the Izard County Sheriff's Office and questioned with their parents or guardian present.
B felonies carry a range of punishment at the Arkansas Department of Correction of 5 to 20 years and a $15,000 fine.