A Southampton musician who police said was beaten by a homeless man with a crowbar after performing Sunday at a Bayport nightspot is improving, his mother said Tuesday.
"He's OK and on the mend," said Peggy Hargreaves, 75, of her son, Mick Hargreaves, who is still in the intensive care unit with head injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.
Peggy Hargreaves said her son's body is bruised and he has two six-inch-long cuts on his head that have been repaired with surgical staples. She said there were no fractures to his skull.
Peggy Hargreaves said that it's likely her son will be released from intensive care soon. Mick's father, Robert Hargreaves, was visiting him Tuesday morning.
"When his father left there last night, we were under the impression that he'd be leaving ICU because the neurologist and surgeon both cleared him," she said. "But right now, he's still in intensive care."
She said her son is awake, but "his eyes and his head hurt."
Police said Jalaluddin Khojandi, 25, who is homeless, attacked Hargreaves at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday outside the nightspot.
Khojandi left the scene after the attack in a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. Officers found the car later Sunday, at about 4 p.m., in front of a business in Huntington Station where Khojandi works, police said. As police were impounding the car, they saw Khojandi driving by in another car. He was then pulled over and arrested.
Investigators said circumstances of the case are still under investigation, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Khojandi was arraigned on the charges Monday at First District Court in Central Islip and is being held on $1.5 million bond or $500,000 cash bail. His next court appearance is Friday.