When an unnamed 17-year-old Archbishop Spaulding student attempted to break up an evolving brawl at a football game in September, he instead became the target of one group’s aggression. Now those teenagers are in hot water themselves, charged with assault in connection with their alleged attack on the self-proclaimed peacemaker.
As reported by the Fosters Daily Democrat and Associated Press, among other sources, Rochester residents Dylan Boston, 17, Michael Burke, 18, Zachary Colbroth, 19, Cody Cook, 19, and Shamel Jackson-Dixon, 19 were indicted on Class B felony riot charges, which could land them in prison for anywhere from 3 1/2 to 7 years. The charges come in connection with a brawl that erupted in the parking lot outside an Archbishop Spaulding football game in September.
According to eyewitness accounts, two groups of teens were engaged in the early stages of a fight when the alleged victim entered the fray to try and diffuse the situation. He did not succeed, and instead was attacked by four of the teens involved in the fight.
As noted by the Associated Press, the victim was transported to an area hospital on September 5 after he was both punched and kicked in the head. He has since made a full recovery, but will nonetheless likely receive comfort from the knowledge that his assailants could be taken out of the public soon.