Jail, probation issued for gas station beating

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – Two brothers who faced several felony charges for a violent confrontation with a Lincoln Park man in a gas station were sentenced to four months in the county jail and two years of probation on reduced charges of misdemeanor assault.

According to Wayne County Circuit Court records, Taylor brothers Anthony Clark, 23, and DeAngelo Clark, 22, were sentenced to 120 days in jail – 51 of which have been served – and two years of probation Sept. 11 by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Shannon Walker.

The Clarks initially faced felony assault charges for the beating of a 29-year-old Lincoln Park man in September 2014 at a BP gas station. Police responded to the business at Telegraph and Wick, where witnesses said the Lincoln Park man had confronted the Clark brothers with accusations of having sold drugs in the neighborhood.

Last month Walker found the two not guilty of the felony charges following a bench trial. Witness statements varied as to the Lincoln Park man’s approaching the Clark brothers, and reportedly had made racial remarks to the two.

The two were seen hitting the Lincoln Park man, who was hospitalized for nearly a month after the assault. The Clark brothers left the store by the time police responded, but were taken into custody the following day.

Probation requirements for the Clarks include regular drug testing, restrictions of being within 500 feet of the victim or his residence, monthly reporting and program attendance and responsibility for court and state costs and a crime victim’s assessment fee.

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