A brutal beating of a driver left 4 people arrested by Detroit police. On April 8, GOPUSA reported that 54-year-old Steve Utash -- a white truck driver -- was beaten by "a mob." Police believe the act to be a hate crime. Two teenagers, a 24-year-old and a 30-year-old have been arrested in connection with the crime so far but police are searching for more people who may have been involved.
"Utash was attacked by up to a dozen people last Wednesday after his pickup truck struck a 10-year-old who stepped into the street on the city's east side, police have said. When Utash got out to check on the boy, he was severely beaten by a group of people 'with their fists and feet,' according to a news release from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy," reports GOPUSA.
The 4 arrested in the brutal beating of the truck driver face very serious charges. Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., 17, faces life in prison on an assault with intent to murder charge. The others will have their respective days in court soon. The incident has been called a "senseless vigilante style attack" and many hope that all involved are brought to justice.
Utash had the wind completely knocked out of him after the accident. He was "beaten unconscious and has been hospitalized in a coma with critical head injuries, according to police and his family." The condition of the 10-year-old boy was unclear in the report.
The 4 involved in the brutal beating of the truck driver likely won't be the only ones facing charges. In the mean time, a "GoFundMe" campaign has been started to help Utash with medical bills. So far, over $135,000 has been donated.
© Effie Orfanides 2014