Man allegedly beat grandfather over pill dispute
A Medford man faces multiple felony charges after he disfigured his grandfather in a violent attack last week, according to police.
Christofer Mark Davis-McCoy, 27, entered not guilty pleas Wednesday to felony assault and weapons charges in Jackson County Circuit Court stemming from a beating last Tuesday in which the victim will need facial reconstructive surgery, according to a document filed by police in the case.
The alleged Nov. 1 attack followed his grandfather's accusation that Davis-McCoy, who lived with him in the 600 block of Kylee Ann, stole his prescription medication.
The victim's ear was nearly ripped off, his cheekbone fractured and his eye blackened.
After the attack, Davis McCoy got hold of a gun belonging to his grandfather and threatened suicide if he called the police, court documents say.
Davis-McCoy faces felony charges of second- and third-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor charge of strangulation. He remains lodged in the Jackson County Jail
In April, Davis-McCoy was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge of assaulting a police officer and misdemeanor driving under the influence of intoxicants from a December traffic stop along Interstate 5 near Central Point. He reportedly lunged multiple times at one Oregon State Police trooper, banged his head multiple times on the police vehicle and twice kicked another trooper in the chest before officers twice deployed Tazers to subdue him.
He remains lodged at the Jackson County Jail without bail until Nov. 22 for violating his probation on the previous case, and will be held on $150,000 bail after Nov. 22.
Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.