Police: 2 Pontiac suspects videotaped beating of disabled man
Pontiac — Two Pontiac men are in custody and facing charges in an assault and robbery of a man who is handicapped which they videotaped on the victim’s cellular phone and posted on Facebook.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a possible assault at the Phoenix Place Apartments at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found a bleeding, badly beaten man lying in the hallway in front of his apartment.
The 23-year-old victim, who has cerebral palsy, told deputies two men stole his cellphone and when he followed them in the building they beat him in a stairway, punching him in the head and kicking and spitting on him.
The pair filmed the assault and posted the video on the victim’s Facebook page as well as their own personal pages.
The pair — Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, both 20 years old — were arrested Monday and are charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. .
Walker has past convictions for unlawful driving away an automobile and Bey for felony larceny, trespassing, possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances and resisting arrest.
“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,” Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard said.
Walker and Bey were arraigned Tuesday before Pontiac 50th District Court Judge Preston G. Thomas, who set bond at $25,000 for each and scheduled a Dec. 8 hearing before Judge Michael C. Martinez.