Exam awaits victim’s recovery

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — Evidence against two men charged with the assault of a 28-year-old Lincoln Park man is expected to be presented next week after court officials postponed the preliminary exam while the victim continues recovering from his injuries.

Taylor brothers Anthony Clark, 23, and DeAngelo Clark, 22, remained in custody on $500,000 cash bond each, and are expected to appear at next week’s scheduled preliminary examination of the evidence against them.

Last week, 23rd District Court Judge Geno Salomone agreed to postpone a scheduled exam while the victim continues recovering from what was reportedly described as a “significant brain injury,” the result of an assault last month at the BP gas station at 9225, S Telegraph.

According to police reports, officers responded to an alleged fight between the victim and two men suspected of dealing drugs in or near the gas station. The victim confronted the two and allegedly told them, “We don’t do that around here,” and was assaulted by the men, who kicked him in the head repeatedly before leaving.

The Clark brothers were charged last month in 23rd District Court with three felony counts each, including assault with intent to commit murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)