McDonald's manager accused of beating up employee

Jackson Martin (Source:
Jackson Martin (Source:
Jerelle Grey
Jerelle Grey

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A manager at the McDonald's restaurant on Austin Peay is accused of severely beating one of his employees.

According to a Memphis Police Department affidavit of complaint, the attack happened after Jackson Martin, a manager at the restaurant, got into a verbal altercation with an employee, 17-year-old Jerelle Grey.

Martin is accused of putting Grey in a headlock, and then punching him in the head with his fist several times.  According to the affidavit of complaint, Martin then rammed Grey's face into a stainless steel counter.

At the hospital, Grey was treated for cuts on his face, and a broken nose.

D'Army Bailey, an attorney hired to represent Grey, said his client is suffering both physically and emotionally.

"This boy had a very optimistic outlook," Bailey said. "Now his whole outlook has changed. He feels put upon. He's fearful."

After posting $5,000 bond, Martin refused to comment about the alleged beating.

Martin will appear in court on March 4th.  Bailey said Grey may also file a civil suit against Martin.

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