Suspect arraigned in Detroit mob beating of driver

4/8/2014
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Cars enter local business at the scene of an attack on Wednesday at the street corners of Morang and Balfour on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Detroit. A suburban Detroit man was in critical condition Thursday with severe head injuries after a neighborhood mob beat and kicked him when he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy who stepped from a curb into the path of his pickup. The 54-year-old man, whose name was not released, was being treated at a Detroit hospital as police scoured the east side neighborhood where he was attacked Wednesday afternoon. The boy, David Harris, was expected to recover from his injuries, according to Desmond Key, who said he was the 10-year-old's uncle. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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DETROIT  — A 17-year-old has been arraigned and two other men are charged in the beating of a suburban motorist who accidentally struck a 10-year-old Detroit boy with his pickup truck.

Bruce Wimbush Jr., 30-year-old Wonzey Saffold and 24-year-old James Davis are charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.

A not-guilty plea was entered for Wimbush during a video arraignment today. His bond is $500,000.

Prosecutors say Saffold and Davis also will be arraigned today.

A 16-year-old boy also is in custody following Wednesday’s attack on 54-year-old Steve Utash. Others are being sought.

David Harris was injured after stepping in front of Utash’s pickup. At least a half-dozen men jumped Utash after he stopped to help the boy.

Utash is in critical condition.