Suspect arrested in beating of homeless man
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A homeless man in Wood County left another homeless man beaten and bloody on train tracks near Parkersburg, police said.
Parkersburg police were notified of a seriously injured man and responded Wednesday morning to the 500 block of Camden Street off Staunton Avenue, Sgt. Greg Collins said in a press release.
They found David Allen Sayers, 47, in the weeds. Blood covered his face and was coming from his mouth, nose and ears. Sayers was taken to Camden-Clark Medical Center and was later flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Investigators found Sayers had been on the tracks for "a considerable amount of time," Collins said.
Detectives arrested Eric Jason McCumbers and are calling him a suspect in the beating.
Detective D.A. Moody wrote in a criminal complaint filed in Wood Magistrate Court that McCumbers and Sayers got into a fight that ended with McCumbers striking Sayers numerous times in the head. Police suspected Sayers had a fractured jaw and a brain bleed.
McCumbers was charged with felony malicious wounding.
He is being held at North Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.