Bloodied transient charged with robbing another
A bloody transient reportedly robbed another Saturday evening at Medford's Hawthorne Park, police said.
Medford officers responded to the park just after 5 p.m. where the victim informed them that a man with a bloody, bandaged hand and a burn on his arm demanded he give up all his money, Medford police Sgt. Greg Lemhouse said.
"He threatened that he had a weapon, but none was seen during the robbery," Lemhouse added.
The suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Mark Brian Verbryck, fled the area before police arrived.
Officers were told to be on the lookout for a bloody man wrapped in bandages. Later that night an officer dealing with another matter at Providence Hospital saw Verbryck awaiting treatment and made the arrest, Lemhouse said.
Lemhouse did not know how Verbryck received the wounds, but they did happened earlier that day.
Verbryck was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on a charge of second-degree robbery. He was being held late Saturday in lieu of $1 million bail.