January 17, 2011

Melissa Pagan - Jailed After Beating Paraplegic Man With Baseball Bat, Stabbing Him, For $25

Melissa Pagan North Carolina Arrest History

Gastonia, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Melissa Elkins Pagan, a 33-year-old Gaston County vagrant was jailed after she allegedly beat a paraplegic man with a baseball bat and cut him with a knife, all over $25.

According to the Gaston County Sheriff's department, Pagan attacked 44-year-old Carlos Manuel Rodriguez in his own home, beating him with a baseball bat and then stabbing him in the arm with a knife. She got away with a mere $25.

Investigators believed that another suspect participated in the assault, but no other arrests have been made.

Documents show Elkins has a lengthy criminal history, including charges of obstructing justice, resisting arrest, forgery, credit card theft, probation violation and numerous other charges. She recently spent 11 months in jail for obstructing justice, driving on a suspended license, violating vehicle registration, and forgery of an inspection sticker.

Pagan was booked into the Gaston County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a handicapped person. She is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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