'Trained fighter' accused of severely beating girlfriend
Updated: Tuesday, April 2 2013, 08:29 AM EDT
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office needs help tracking down a man they say nearly beat his girlfriend to death.
Deputies say Arthur Payne is a trained fighter. He's accused of violently attacking his girlfriend, Stephanie Janssen, at Pinehurst Town Homes Thursday night. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital with severe head trauma. They say she was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is seeking Payne on charges of aggravated domestic assault and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Deputies say Payne should be considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on Arthur Payne's whereabouts is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office at 269-383-8821 or Silent Observer.