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Published: Thursday, 9/4/2003

3 men, teen face charges in beating of 73-year-old

Three Toledo men and a 15-year old Toledo boy were in police custody last night, charged with beating and robbing a 73-year-old area man last month on the University/Parks Trail.

The juvenile was charged with delinquency in connection with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

The adults, Darryl Pickett, 19, 1347 Grand Ave.; Robert Townsend, 19, 1060 Indiana Ave., and Enos Hereford, 20, 1707 Vance St., were indicted for aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

The victim was biking on the University/Parks Trail near Ottawa Hills when he was assaulted about 8 p.m. on Aug. 21.

He was jumped, beaten about his head, bitten, and robbed of his wallet. He was treated in a local hospital for his injuries, police said.

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