Deputies: 1 arrested, 1 sought after beating 78-year-old

Author: Christopher Yazbec, News editor, News4Jax.com, cyazbec@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 09 2014 04:19:28 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 09 2014 04:42:32 PM EST
Michael Crum and Adam Hale
INTERLACHEN, Fla. -

One of two men who deputies said forced their way into a home Sunday and beat a 78-year-old man has been arrested.

Investigators said Michael Crum, 18, was found in Keystone Heights after a tip from a citizen.

Deputies said Crum and Adam Hale, 22, forcefully entered a home in the 100 block of Sherman Drive Circle and severely beat Phillip Henderson.

Henderson suffered from severe lacerations, abrasions and contusions on his face and arms.

Deputies said the suspects struck him repeatedly with a stick or pipe of some type, then took less than $20 in cash and the keys to his car, a 1997 Lincoln.

The suspects fled in the car, which was later recovered about three miles from the home, deputies said.

Both men had felony warrants issued for attempted murder, home invasion robbery and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Their last known address is 169 Sherman Drive Circle.

Hale has prior arrests on charges of burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property in 2011, and domestic battery in 2012.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy is asking for help from the community in locating him.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Detective David Sanders at 386-329-0801 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).