A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with assault in the beating of a man who was found bloodied and unconscious in the back seat of a car Monday.
Jackson County prosecutors accused Craig A. Sutton of being responsible for the attack that left a 64-year-old man still unconscious Thursday. The victim, whose name has not been released, may die from his injuries, according to authorities.
According to court documents, police found the victim in the back seat of his own car Monday at 24th Terrace and Campbell Avenue, near Truman Medical Center.
The car was running and its emergency flashers were on. The back seat of the car was “heavily saturated in blood.” Police estimated the victim was lying in the car for about 11 hours before he was discovered.
Police found a woman who had been in a relationship with the victim and searched the house, finding traces of blood inside, on the front door and on cleaning supplies in the kitchen.
The woman told police that the victim had been at her home when Sutton, who was the father of her children, arrived. Sutton had a confrontation with the victim and punched him.
Sutton had recently been released from federal prison after being convicted of a firearms offense.
Later the woman discovered that the victim and her vehicle were missing. Another witness told police that later in the night Sutton called and said that there had been another confrontation and that things “had gone bad.”
Sutton allegedly said that he had hurt the victim and taken him to a hospital.
Police arrested Sutton, who denied any involvement in the case, according to court records.
Sutton was in custody at the Jackson County jail Thursday. Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000.