Suspects Rob, Film Assault of Disabled Man in Pontiac (video)

Suspects Rob, Film Assault of Disabled Man in Pontiac (video)

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 1, 2015)

Pontiac, MI – County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a possible assault at the Phoenix Place Apartments at 8:30am on November 29th. Prior to arrival, the Deputies were notified that a man was lying in front of an apartment and had been injured. It was discovered the victim was robbed of his cell phone while he was inside his apartment and after following the assailants, he was beaten by them inside a stairwell of the complex. The victim is a 23 year old resident of the City of Pontiac and suffers from cerebral palsy.

The video (below) shows the attack.  Caution: it contains graphic language and violence:

While conducting their investigation, Detectives were advised the suspects had filmed the assault using the victim’s cell phone and then proceeded to post the video to the victim’s Facebook page as well as their own personal pages. Through the information gathered as part of the investigation, both suspects were arrested yesterday and have been lodged in the Oakland County Jail. A search warrant was executed at the residence where the suspects were arrested and led to the discovery of the victim’s cell phone.

Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, both 20 year old male residents of the City of Pontiac, are charged with Home Invasion, Unarmed Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. Walker has a past criminal history of Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile. Bey has a prior criminal history from North Carolina which includes Felony Larceny, Trespassing, Possession of Stolen Goods, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Resisting Police.

“Preying on those in our community who suffer from disabilities will not be tolerated and furthermore, to have the audacity to post their actions on the victim’s page is beyond belief,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “I am proud of the Deputies at the Pontiac Substation and the excellent investigative work that was completed in order to bring these two cowards to justice.”

Walker and Bey were arraigned today at 50th District Court in the City of Pontiac by Judge Preston G. Thomas. Both received a $25,000 bond, no 10%, and their next court date is December 8, 2015, in front of Judge Michael C. Martinez. The charge is “Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder,” and they face up to ten years in prison.

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