Juvenile suspects charged in brutal Springdale beating

Assault recorded on Walgreens surveillance cameras
Surveillance cameras recorded two suspects attacking a man April 6 in Springdale
Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 19:12:04-04

SPRINGDALE, Ohio — Two juveniles are charged in a brutal April 6 beating in Springdale that was recorded by Walgreens surveillance cameras.

The video, broadcast last week on WCPO 9, shows two suspects repeatedly punching and kicking a man. The incident lasted nearly a minute.

Springdale police spokesman Kennan Riordan told WCPO 9 News the suspects stand charged with felonious assault.

The assault happened around 11:30 a.m. in the Walgreens parking lot on Northland Blvd.

"This is a particularly brutal attack and it appears to be random," Springdale police spokesman Keenan Riordan told WCPO 9 last week. "The victim suffered some pretty severe injuries. He had broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken nose."

Riordan said the suspects first approached the victim outside a gas station across the road from Walgreens.

They asked the victim to buy them a cigar, according to Riordan. But the victim refused, then walked to the Walgreens.

Riordan said when the victim walked out of the Walgreens, the suspects spoke to him for a few seconds then attacked him.

Springdale police made copies of the surveillance video and shared it with WCPO 9 and other news media.

"We received several tips from the media reports over the weekend," Riordan told WCPO 9 News.

Riordan said those tips led to the arrests.