Police & Fire

Flashlight beating nets felony charges for Arkadelphia man

An Arkadelphia man has been arrested and charged in connection with the December flashlight beating of another man.

Court records released this week allege that 31-year-old Ted Carl Pate forced his way into the victim’s residence at 1319 N. 10th St. and struck him multiple times with a flashlight. An affidavit indicates that Pate knew the victim.

Arkadelphia police were summoned on Dec. 27 to the victim’s residence and learned from him that Pate had made his way into the residence. Officers observed numerous injuries to the man’s head, arms and back, as well as his ear — Pate allegedly bit through the ear during the scuffle.

The man was transported by ambulance to CHI St. Vincent hospital in Hot Springs for treatment to his injuries.

Pate was arrested Jan. 6 and transported to the Clark County Detention Center. He remains in custody on a $70,000 bond. Prosecutors are charging Pate with residential burglary and second-degree battery.