Suspect 26 year old Justin Marlowe and the 50 year old victim were reportedly drinking together Sunday night into Monday morning at Hog Heaven bar. The two left together at approximately 3 a.m. After leaving, the victim says Marlowe attacked him, knocking him unconscious.
The victim told Detective Bob Dosh he awoke to find Marlowe standing over him. He said he could tell he had been injured badly and told the suspect he needed medical assistance. Marlowe got the victim s cell phone and dropped it on him so he could call for help. Marlowe then fled on his bicycle before help arrived.
The victim was taken to Mariner s Hospital. Doctors there said he would have to be taken to the Ryder Trauma Center for treatment of facial fractures. Deputy Martin Digrius found Marlowe Monday afternoon walking southbound on the highway at the 87 mile marker. He was arrested for aggravated battery and was booked into jail.