Suspects accused of attacking veterans in Summit County receive prison sentences

Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Sentencing took place Monday for two of the suspects accused of assaulting three people, two of them veterans, outside a Summit County American Legion Post.

In separate change of plea hearings, Cody Sell and Shaun Husk pleaded guilty to charges of assault.

The judge sentenced Husk to three years in prison, while Sell received a sentence of four to five and a half years.

A third suspect, Michael Baratko, pleaded guilty to assault in April and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

The attack took place Oct. 30, 2021 outside of the Firestone Memorial American Legion Post on Kenmore Boulevard in Akron.

The attack was caught on surveillance camera video; it shows the victim smoking a cigarette as a car pulls up.

Akron police said the men in the vehicle attempted to rob the victim, then attacked him.

According to the video, two men rushed out from the Post to help the victim but were also beaten up.

All three victims suffered significant facial and head injuries, Akron police said.

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