Man jailed for allegedly beating another with a Christmas tree
By Dwayne Bremer
Jan 15, 2013, 17:01
A Pass Christian man was jailed recently after he and another suspect allegedly beat up another man with several items, including a Christmas tree, authorities said Monday.
Hancock County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Monday that Michael Thorn, 26, of Vidalia Road in Pass Christian has been charged with aggravated assault.
Investigator Mark Allison said Monday that deputies were called to a residence on West Grenada Street in Bayside Park on Dec. 26.
When they arrived, they discovered Brian Dulworth, 29, who had been severely beaten, officials said.
Dulworth had apparently been at another residence on Grenada Street when he was attacked by Thorn and another suspect, whose name is not yet being released, Allison said.
Allison said Dulworth was beaten with fists, a stereo speaker box, and even a Christmas tree.
"There was blood everywhere in the house," Grannan said.
Dulworth did, however, manage to evade his attackers and make it to another residence down the road, and call police and medical personnel.
Dulworth was initially taken to Hancock Medical Center, but was later transferred to a hospital in Alabama because of the severity of his injuries, Allison said.
"He almost died," Allison said.
Thorn was initially arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault by threat. He was later charged with aggravated assault. Thorn remains in custody under a $45,000 cash bond, records show. Allison said the case is still under investigation and investigators want to speak with the other suspect in the case.
No update on Dulworth's condition was available by press time Tuesday.