Fayetteville Man Accused Of Beating Teen Faces More Charges
Posted July 3, 2006 1:42 a.m. EDT
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — A Fayetteville man charged last week with severely beating a 13-year old girl is back in jail to face more than a dozen additional charges.
Clinton James Owens, 44, was previously charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury. Authorities said Owens became violent when the girl refused to drink alcohol.
Owens was released from jail shortly after a first court appearance and making bond.
Cumberland County sheriff's detectives returned to Owens' home Monday. He now faces additional charges which include assault with a deadly weapon, assault by strangulation and two counts of attempted murder. His bond has now been raised from $400,000 to $650,000.
The charges stem from the initial assault. A medical examination confirmed the victim suffered life-threatening injuries caused by repeated beatings and choking.
Owens is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.