Neither victim of beatings in Cape Girardeau said they knew his attacker until they woke up with injuries. 31-year-old Leonard McAdory, and 26-year-old Ethan Flood, both of Cape Girardeau, testified against 27-year-old Ryan Perry Harkey, of Cape Girardeau in a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Harkey is charged with two counts of felony first-degree assault. McAdory says he was alone the night of Jan. 28 and walking on Main Street, when he saw a fight involving several people, including Harkey. McAdory says he tried to break up the fight. The next thing McAdory remembered was being on the ground. His injuries included a broken nose, a swollen face and a cut behind his left ear.
Flood was walking back to Dempsey’s Drinkery when he ran into Harkey and 24-year-old Allen Wayne Biggs, of Scott City. The next thing he remembered was waking up in Saint Francis Medical Center. Flood suffered a skull fracture, a concussion, ruptured eardrum and a fractured eye socket, among other injuries. Harkey and Biggs, who waived his preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, were bound over to April 25 to be seen in front of Judge Benjamin Lewis. Biggs was charged with first-degree assault and felony resisting arrest.