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Man charged in 'severe' beating of elderly doctor

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Dearborn — What started as a welfare check a week ago ended in a man's arrest and charges in what police call the "severe" beating of a 75-year-old doctor, Dearborn authorities announced Thursday. 

On the night of Oct. 10, the wife of the victim called 911 and asked police to check on her husband, a 75-year-old psychiatrist who had not arrived home as planned. 

Police responded to the man's office, in the area of Grindley Park and Outer Drive, and forced entry into the office. 

Once inside, they found the victim "going in and out of consciousness with evidence of a severe beating and stab wounds to both legs," a release from the city said. 

Medics transported him to an area hospital.

Emanuel Vaughn

Police opened an investigation that led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Detroit man, Emanuel Vaughn, who has since been charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery causing serious injury, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, or by strangulation, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

At his arraignment Thursday, Vaughn was given a bond of $1 million by Judge Mark Somers of the 19th District Court in Dearborn. He's due back on Oct. 26 for a probable cause conference.