Police: Missing medical marijuana prompts beating, other crimes

Aaron Rabidue

Arion Gross

A medical marijuana user accused of helping severely beat a woman is a defendant in a separate burglary and menacing case that authorities also believe arose from his quest to recover stolen pot plants.

Aaron Steven Rabidue, 21, also faces allegations of witness intimidation in that case.

Rabidue and Arion Gross, 18, both of New Castle, were arrested earlier this week over allegations that they beat a woman for four hours Monday night after accusing her of stealing Rabidue’s marijuana.

The two were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, assault, false imprisonment and menacing in that incident. Rabidue also faces burglary, menacing and trespass charges over a Sept. 16 incident in which he allegedly entered a New Castle home with a shovel and threatened to stick it through a man’s neck while accusing him and others of stealing his property.


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