POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KMOV) – Man confesses to brutally beating his parents at their Poplar Bluff home Tuesday evening.
Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were called to the scene at 12 p.m. after a they received a call from a man who said he arrived at the home in the 1900 block of Wilson Street and found two people inside had been beaten.
The victims, Carl and Vickie Jenkins, were both transported to area hospitals in critical condition. Both were stabilized.
The victim’s son, Matthew Jenkins placed the original call to police about the beating. He later confessed to the Butler County Major Case Squad that he hit his parents. Jenkins told investigators that he repeatedly struck the victims in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.
Matthew Jenkins was charged with two counts of first degree domestic assault and booked at the Butler County Jail.
Further details into this investigation have not been released.