Two men were recently arrested and charged in the violent beating of a homeless man in Dover, New Jersey.
The incident reportedly happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the two suspects are brothers who have been living in the country illegally. The suspects are reportedly undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. from Honduras.
The attack allegedly happened underneath the Route 46 overpass in Dover, NJ. The two suspects are believed to have lived under the highway and shared a tent with the victim.
The suspects were allegedly highly intoxicated when they punched and kicked the victim as he prepared to go to sleep for the night. One of the suspects allegedly tried to stab the victim with a knife. The victim sustained injuries to his mouth, hands, and left leg as a result of the attack.
After the alleged assault, the victim went to the Dover Police Department and spoke with police. Officers observed that the suspect had a bloody lip and was walking with a limp when he entered the police station. (The victim later went to St. Claire’s-Dover Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are said to have included a fractured left leg.)
Dover police investigated the incident and apprehended the suspects. The victim was reportedly able to identify the two suspects as his attackers during a photo lineup prepared by Dover NJ detectives.
The two suspects are 31 years old and 24 years old, respectively. Both men have been charged with aggravated assault. Additionally, one of the suspects has been charged with multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ.
Authorities also indicated that the suspects could be subject to deportation proceedings because they are allegedly in the country illegally. The Dover Police Department has already notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
For additional information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Brothers Charged with Beating Homeless Man in Dover.”