Detroit mob attack: Fifth arrest made, prayer service planned
Detroit mob attack suspects are charged with punching and kicking a 54-year-old tree trimmer stopped to check on 10-year-old David Harris after the boy stepped in front of his truck.
DETROIT — Detroit police have arrested a fifth person in the beating of a motorist who'd stopped to help a 10-year-old boy struck by his truck.
Chief James Craig says the 19-year-old was arrested Wednesday, but his name hasn't been released. Craig says more arrests are "a strong possibility."
Arraignments were Tuesday for 17-year-old Bruce Wimbush Jr., 30-year-old Wonzey Saffold and 24-year-old James Davis. They're charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.
A 16-year-old boy also faces a hearing Saturday.
The motorist, Steve Utash, remains hospitalized with head injuries. At least six people punched and kicked him April 2, when the 54-year-old tree trimmer stopped to check on David Harris after the boy stepped in front of his truck.
Clergy from various faiths inside and outside Detroit will hold a prayer service for Mr. Utash.
The "A Night of Healing" program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit.
A news release says the family of 54-year-old Steve Utash will attend the program. Mayor Mike Duggan also is expected to attend.