Police: Pair ran over Eau Claire man with car, 'stomped' on his headTwo men are accused of hitting a 24-year-old Eau Claire man with a vehicle and then kicking him in the head.
By: By Dan Holtz, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis., Superior Telegram
Two men are accused of hitting a 24-year-old Eau Claire man with a vehicle and then kicking him in the head.
The victim, police said, was taken to Luther Hospital where he was treated for head injuries and a cervical fracture.
Antwon K. Thomas, 22, and Lavonte L. Bean, 22, both of 1407 Mappa St., each were charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of substantial battery.
Thomas also is charged with a felony count of second-degree reckless endangerment and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.
Thomas and Bean both received $2,000 signature bonds. As conditions of bond, Thomas and Bean cannot drink alcohol, enter taverns or have contact with the victim or witnesses.
Bean and Thomas return to court Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, respectively.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police responded to a reported battery at 3:50 a.m. Oct. 9 at West Hamilton and Gerrard avenues.
The victim was lying in the intersection in what appeared to be blood and vomit.
A witness told officers she was at a party on West Hamilton Avenue. A group of people was standing in the street when a red car approached and shined its lights on the group.
The car accelerated and struck the victim. The witness said Thomas was driving the car.
Two witnesses said Thomas and Bean then "stomped" on the victim's head while he was lying on the street.
Thomas was free on two signature bonds for unrelated misdemeanor cases. Conditions of the bonds include committing no new crimes.
If convicted of the felonies, Thomas and Bean could be sentenced to up to 6 1/2 and 1 1/2 years in prison, respectively.
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