Teen Suspect Arrested in Springdale Man’s Beating
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a beating and robbery of a Springdale man at the Brookhaven Apartments.
The teen is charged with aggravated robbery, battery first degree, fleeing and engaging in criminal enterprise, according to police. The teen’s name has not been released.
On Wednesday (June 19) two men, J’Donta Britt, 18, and Timmie Robinson, 18, were arrested on the same charges.
Springdale police received a call around 11:50 p.m. in reference to a three black males assaulting a Hispanic male. The caller told police the suspects left in a maroon Chevy Impala.
Officers quickly located the car, but the suspects ran off. Britt and Robinson were caught, while the teen got away.
The victim, 34-year-old Jose Jesus Alvarez-Meja, of Springdale, was found face down at the apartment. Witnesses told police one of the suspects hit Alvarez-Meja, then the other two joined the fight, jumping up and down on the victim who had fallen down.
Alvarez-Meja was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale in serious condition and later taken by medical helicopter to a Springfield, Mo., hospital.
Police found Alvarez-Meja’s bloody backpack inside the Impala. One of the suspects also had the victim’s wallet, according to a police report. Investigators do not believe the suspects knew Alvarez-Meja. He had just arrived home when they allegedly beat and robbed him.