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Cumberland man accused of beating grandfather over $5

Posted August 25, 2014

Michael Allen Jackson

— An 18-year-old Cumberland County man has been charged with beating his grandfather during an argument over $5, authorities said Monday.

Michael Allen Jackson, of 6562 Camden Road in Fayetteville, is charged with felony assault on a handicapped person and was being held Monday in the Cumberland County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Jackson became enraged Friday afternoon when his grandfather, 63-year old Glenn Maynor, who also lives in the home, refused to give him the money, according to authorities. Witnesses said Jackson punched Maynor in the chest and face several times, knocking him to the ground and hitting his head on a concrete floor, where he was left bleeding from his left eye, nose and mouth.

Maynor is terminally ill and has other debilitating health issues, authorities said. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was treated for multiple facial fractures and a cerebral contusion.

Jackson left the home with his girlfriend before Cumberland County deputies were called, but they found him later Friday and arrested him.


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  • Kathy Sanders Aug 27, 2014
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    What a disgusting - - -. I hope the girlfriend got a glimpse of what her future could be with this ---- He needs to do some real time for the crimes against his grandfather.

  • Karen Orndorff Aug 26, 2014
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    Sad thing is, he was probably living with his grandfather and he will probably take him back if needed.

  • dollibug Aug 25, 2014

    Choices and consequences* Adults make them and then have to live with what they do.

  • Lorna Schuler Aug 25, 2014
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    Agreed. You can do everything right as a parent and still end up with a child who behaves such as this. And for all we know this was a good until at some point he opted to go another route. It happens all the time. Bottom line is that he is now an adult by law, he knows right from wrong and he is accountable for his actions.

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  • 678devilish Aug 25, 2014

    WOW! parents are getting away in why their child beat his grandfather over $5.00. What is this world coming too? No RESPECT FOR THE GRANDFATHER OR ELDERLY.

  • 678devilish Aug 25, 2014

    This young ADULT should be held accountable for his own actions, not his parents.
    My comment stands. parents brough him into this world and TRIED to raise him. They play a major part in his life right or wrong. They are accountable, whether you they like it or not.

  • coachkayhasmrsa Aug 25, 2014

    what is wrong with all of these 18 yr old young men today?

  • Viewer Aug 25, 2014

    Yes kids, even from good families will screw up; but beating up an old man seems beyond the pale.

    Of course the sealed juvenile, police, and psych records of the family will never make be part of our discussion. We want to know who taught him to use his fists to settle a complaint?

  • Geez Louise Aug 25, 2014

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    --Amazing how you contradict yourself in the same breath. This young ADULT should be held accountable for his own actions, not his parents.