Mobile police: Man pistol-whips his stepfather

Investigators say it happened at a Sage Avenue apartment
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 8:23 PM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -Charles Payne decide to inflict “pain” on his own stepfather, last week. That’s according to Mobile Police. They tell us the 51 year old Payne, kicked in the door to the man’s apartment on Sage, last Friday, around 2 in the morning. It was clear he wasn’t there to do a welfare check.

Investigators say Payne was looking for cash. So he decided to beat his stepfather into giving him his wallet, pistol-whipping him several times. It’s not clear if Payne even got any money from the man, before he left. The victim is recovering, but Payne hasn’t been seen since. M-D is convinced he’s in the area because they say he’s homeless.

Charles Payne is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He’s charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault. Police say he does have a past history of Domestic Violence, and Drugs.

If you have seen Charles Payne, or know where he is, call the FOX10 News Fugitive Files-Crime Stoppers Hotline at 251-208-7211. You don’t have to leave your name, when you make that call.