A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident.

A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident.


Drewight Moss, 42, will have to post a $10,000 cash-only bond to be released from the adult detention center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.


Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Temmiothy Johnson, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said that when police arrived, they found the male victim, who was not identified in the affidavit, slumped on the ground, bleeding from the nose.


Johnson said in the affidavit witnesses gave police a description of the suspect, who was wearing a black shirt, and Moss was taken into custody about two blocks away.


According to the affidavit, the victim said he was standing outside the emergency room when he was hit in the back of the head and knocked to the ground, then beaten in the face.


Pugh said the two witnesses told police they saw the unidentified man hit the victim in the back of the head with a pipe, then when the alleged victim slumped to the ground, the man hit the alleged victim in the back and nose.


Johnson said in the affidavit that when Moss was interviewed, he said he had argued with a female friend before leaving the hospital area, and denied any knowledge of the beating.


Pugh said Moss is currently on parole after prior convictions on drug-related charges, and Bridgforth told him that the Department of Community Corrections had listed him as an absconder, meaning he will not be able to post bond until that absconder status was cleared up.


Moss was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.


The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Moss.