Four white men have been arrested after being accused of beating a Black man at a local bar in Pennsylvania.
According to The Sharon Herald, four white men have been hit with charges, including conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after they were accused of beating a Black man at a local bar in Mercer Country, Pennsylvania.
The four white men, Thomas L. Boyer II, 48, and Casey Thomas Boyer, 27, both of 245 Byers Road, Harrisville; John Michael Fortuna, 41, of 90 Shenango Park, Lot 64, Pymatuning Township; and Papillon Keeler, 46, of 42 North St., West Middlesex will be facing a preliminary hearing on May 25 on the charges stemming from an attack on a Black man at a Sharon bar.
The men were charged nearly two weeks ago with ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, riot, and reckless endangerment. Boyer was also charged with robbery after police accused him of stealing the man’s watch.
The police department in Sharon stated that police officers responded to a report of a fight after midnight on April 29 at the Marigold Bar, which is located at 38 N. Main Ave. When the officers arrived, they saw the four men leaving the premises on their motorcycles.
In a criminal complaint, police officers said that according to two witnesses, video surveillance images, and the victim’s account, it points to the four white men attacking the victim.
The victim sustained several injuries, including a cut on his hands and bruising to his face. The victim could not remember his correct address and was unable to say his Social Security number. He was treated at a hospital for a concussion and other injuries.
The victim stated to the police officer that he did not know the four white men that assaulted him. One of the men blocked his path when he tried to use the bathroom. When that took place, it started an altercation and he was attacked and knocked down by the white men. Witnesses also told police officers that they heard the four men using racial slurs and one witness reported hearing one of the men say, “Looks like it’s going to be stomp a (N-word) night.”