Deputies look for trained fighter after assault on girlfriend

11:38 AM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
Photo from Kalamazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept. - Arthur Payne
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - Beating suspect Arthur Payne was arrested Wednesday in Michigan City, Indiana, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff.

He is currently awaiting extradition to Kalamazoo to face charges in the beating of Stephanie Janssen.

OSHTEMO TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - Police are looking for a trained MMA fighter who used his skills to severely beat and injured his girlfriend.

Arthur Omowale Payne is wanted by Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Deputies in the beating of Stephanie Janssen on March 28th in the Andover Apartment in Oshtemo Twp.  She is being treated for severe head trauma.

Payne is wanted on charges of Aggravated Domestic Assault and Assault with intent to do Great Bodily Harm.  He is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on his current location is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office at 269-383-8821 or Silent Observer. Persons within Kalamazoo County can call 911 if he is seen and report it to police.

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