Charges against Timothy Goss, of Conway, were upgraded Thursday following the death of Larkin Young, who he allegedly struck in the head with a two-by-four plank of wood outside of a Robins Street residence more than a week ago.
Goss, 35, 1025 South Donaghey Ave., now faces the charge of second-degree murder, an upgrade from original charges of aggravated assault and first-degree battery.
Goss was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 6 when police responded to a call from a female resident, who said that Goss was "banging and kicking on her door."
According to a Conway Police Department report, Larkin Young, 39, of Conway, went to the female resident’s back door to check on her welfare.
The report stated that the female resident stepped outside and told young that "she was OK," and to "go back home."
The report further stated that Young returned to his residence, but came back to the area a short while later.
"(The female resident) said she went back inside, but she heard yelling outside and looked out and saw Goss hit Young in the head with a two-by-four as Young tried to back away from him."
Police arrived and found Young injured in the residence’s front yard. He was taken to Conway Regional Hospital, and then to Baptist Hospital, where he died from his injuries a week later.
According to Detective Brad Fornash, with the Conway Police Department, Goss also will be charged as a habitual offender because of prior felony convictions.
A Faulkner County judge denied a request for an increase in bond; Goss’s bond remains $25,000. If he posts bond, he will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device.? ?