NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH (WOIO) - Four males will be facing a judge on Monday for a vicious attack on an honor student last month. The recent arrests have the victim and his family breathing a sigh of relief.
On Friday, officers from the North Ridgeville Police Department, along with the U.S. Marshal's Northeast Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce, arrested three males in connection with the felonious assault and robbery of a 16-year-old boy on Aug. 9. Detectives with the North Ridgeville Police Department were assisted during the course of the investigation by officers from the Lorain County Sheriff's Department and the Lorain Police Department. The investigation revealed that this was a random act of violence and the victim had no connection to any of the suspects involved.
While walking home from the city's Corn Festival, the teen was approached by a group of males who asked for his phone memory card. They ended up punching and kicking him. The suspects then took off with his money, clothes and shoes.
The following males from Lorain were taken into custody:
-18-year-old Derrick Foster has been charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, theft
-18-year-old Donte Dower has been charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, theft
-18-year-old Marcus Kimbrough has been charged with complicity to aggravated robbery, complicity to felonious assault, complicity to theft
A 17-year-old male from Lorain will also be referred to Juvenile Court for felonious assault in connection with the incident.