On Friday night Jeffrey Chambers, 18, of Bethel and two 17-year-old brothers from Laurel decided to attack a 31-year-old mentally challenged man in Laurel Village. The 31-year-old was walking home from his brother’s home when the young “men” decided to drag him into the woods and beat him, taking his wallet and keys.
The 31-year-old was found the next morning by his mother then taken to the hospital and treated for a concussion.
The attackers are being held on $20,000 bond, being charged with robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy.
It’s terrible behavior beyond just being against the law. I don’t know much about the mentally challenged man, but I would guess he was seen as an easy target for them. Hopefully if they are found guilty they will receive the maximum penalty.