Baltimore County Police arrested and charged two men with assault and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in connection with the beating of an Idlewylde man Wednesday night.
Lt. Mike Stankowski of the Towson precinct said Friday morning that Henry Tezell Young, 18 of the 900 block of Overbrook Road in Towson, and James Tyrone McCoy, a 22-year-old with no fixed address, were arrested Thursday night after detectives followed up on a pair of leads from the man who was beaten and a neighbor.
While walking home from a meeting of the Idlewylde Community Association Wednesday night, a man was walking in the street when a car tried to get around him. Police said the man and the vehicle's occupants, and four people got out of the car to beat the man.
A neighbor called police after hearing yelling outside his house, and police found the man who was beaten walking on St. Albans Road with a "substantial" injury and a visible wound on his face.
The man had no memory of the incident when police interviewed him Wednesday evening, but after being treated at and released from Shock Trauma Thursday morning, the man was able to provide a description of the car. Additionally, a neighbor reported a car that matched that description as having been a suspicious vehicle at the time, Stankowski said.
The vehicle, a gold Nissan Altima, had been reported stolen from the 8400 block of Greenway Road in Parkville earlier this month and was located in the 900 block of Overbrook Road outside Young's house. Police waited by the vehicle for someone to come, and when they did, arrested Young.
Young and McCoy later admitted to being involved in the assault, and are being held on bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Both were charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
Councilman David Marks, who represents the 5th District including Towson, said the police department's effort was "fantastic," and he let Police Chief Jim Johnson know as much Friday morning.
"They were at their best," Marks said. "I talked with Captain (Jonathan) Trentzsch regularly throughout the day, and they had these arrests done within 24 hours. That's spectacular."