Two Charged In Connection With Violent Beating In Columbus

(Columbus) Two people were charged Tuesday in connection to a violent beating in Columbus. On July 16th just before 3am, police officers were dispatched to an address in the city for a disturbance in progress and located an 18-year-old with visible injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation revealed that two other subjects at the residence attacked the victim, punching and kicking the 18-year-old until he became unconscious. The victim sustained a broken hand, bruising to the face, eyes, shoulders, chest and back and other facial injuries that required stitches. Authorities report that all windows in the victim’s vehicle were broken out by the suspects.

Later that same day, police arrested 20-year-old Tyrone Bearder of Fall River and 17-year-old Zachery Deakin of Cambria in the Village of Fall River. At the time of the arrest, Deakin was reportedly in possession of the victim’s tennis shoes and stereo equipment.

Both are facing felony charges of Substantial Battery and Damage to Property in Columbia County Court. Deakin is facing an additional count of Theft while Bearder, who was out on bond during the incident, is charged with Bail Jumping.