Police: Texas man attacks victim in Scottsdale with steel chain

Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 15:43:08-04

A Texas man strikes a victim in the head with a steel chain after learning he had been fired from his job.

Scottsdale police report that on April 8 a sales associate from a Texas Leather company attacked another man with a steel chain after learning that he had been fired from his job.

Police say 31-year-old Clayton Miller Gray had been with the company for about 11 years and was told of his firing that morning. 

Witnesses at businesses in the area of Pima and Bell roads say Gray was trespassing and acting erratically earlier that day.

About 11 p.m. that night Gray allegedly grabbed a steel chain, swung it and hit a man in the head causing a two-inch gash requiring 12 staples to close. 

Police say Gray has a history of methamphetamine use and trafficking. Gray reportedly admitted to using a 'Molly pill" earlier that day.

Police say Gray works motorcycle events across the country and is from Borger, Texas, near Dallas.

Gray has been charged with aggravated assault.