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Mayhem on the golf course: Conway teen clubs golfer in head

Posted: July 22, 2014 - 1:54pm

A Conway man was injured Sunday evening in a bizarre golf club attack at the Conway Country Club course.

According to a Conway Police Department incident report released today, the 28-year-old victim was golfing with a friend when they saw one 19-year-old member of another golfing party of young men “yelling [and] cursing loudly” with his trousers pulled down, exposing himself on the course.

“Being a Conway Country Club member, both him and [his friend] went over to the group of males,” the report states. “[The victim] said he told the male who had done the above [described] things that he needed to leave and not be doing this stuff on the golf course.”

According to the victim’s statements to the officer, this is when the suspect charged at him with a golf club and swung, aiming for the head.

The victim said today that he thinks he wasn’t seriously injured only because he was able to catch the club’s shaft on the way down, softening the blow that still left a laceration above his eyebrow that needed ER attention. He was back at work today.

Three of the suspect’s golfing partners waited for police to arrive and corroborated the victim’s account of the attack. They also said that the suspect had drank four or five beer and had earlier broken a club in a fit of anger, and that this was out-of-character for the 19-year-old. They were about to leave the course due to their friend’s behavior when he attacked the victim, they told police, according to the report. Another member of the suspect’s golfing party took off on a golf cart when he saw the golf club attack, wanting no part of it, according to the report.

The suspect has been interviewed, and the case has been turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review. La Tresha Woodruff, CPD’s public information officer, said that the suspect claims to have swung in self-defense, and told the interviewing officer that his pants accidentally slid down. 

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/22/14 - 02:02 pm
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Hmm

What a strange series of events. Kudos to the three acquaintances of the suspect who stayed behind to do the right thing. That's good character.

BigDaddyD
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BigDaddyD 07/23/14 - 07:47 am
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Name please

And the name of the alleged perpetrator is...?

Also, way to keep it classy, Conway CC!

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 07/23/14 - 08:20 am
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My bet is....

#58 and #78 in Monday's booked.

As a professional booked browser and arm chair prosecutor, the pictures and charges match this crime.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/23/14 - 09:20 am
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I'm not sure on that one, Mike.

That person had extensive facial trauma. This article sounds like the damage was a one-way street against the victim. The article mentions that the suspect was interviewed and the info was turned over to the PA. It makes no mention regarding whether or not he was arrested. Also, #78 has a B&E charge listed against him. Not sure how that would be applicable here.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 07/23/14 - 10:09 am
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I see that now

However, the B&E could have been an unrelated warrant due to fracking. Which would not be part of the actual call.

Circumstantial evidence and armchair prosecutors have convicted far worse on much less.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 07/23/14 - 08:22 am
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4 or 5 beers tho? Seriously?

4 or 5 beers tho? Seriously? Boy needs to man up and build up a tolerance.

Budnmud
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Budnmud 07/23/14 - 09:04 am
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LOL

I was thinking the same thing.... 4 or 5 are just a teaser, not a pleaser..

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/23/14 - 10:45 am
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The only viable solution

Is to ban golf clubs.

If you oppose my ban, you are a club-nut and have a club-fetish.

Who needs that many golf clubs anyway.

I would start by limiting people to one golf club before I impose a full ban on them. It's less dramatic that way.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 07/23/14 - 11:50 am
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They

They _always_ understate the number of beers consumed. Ask cops how many drunk drivers pulled over claim "two beers." It's a running joke in the enforcement community.

Interesting side note: One marker for a problem with alcohol is when someone undergoes and fairly profound personality change when drinking.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 07/23/14 - 11:53 am
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Well

He's 19, so he really doesn't need to "man up" and keep drinking.

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