Multiple Felony Charges Following Austin Attack

Posted at: 02/26/2013 4:36 PM
Updated at: 02/26/2013 5:11 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Three men from Austin are now charged with multiple felonies after an attack involving a baseball bat and crowbar.

19-year-old Jose Moyeda, 22-year-old Roberto Rocha, and 26-year-old Luis Rodriguez each face seven felony counts including first degree assault and second degree riot.

The attack happened Tuesday, February 19th on Oakland Place Southeast. A court complaint says it may have been retaliation for an alleged assault on one of the suspect's younger brothers earlier in the day. Five teenagers were attacked.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, was hit in the head with a crowbar and airlifted to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. No word on his current condition.

Police are also investigating another attack that happened a few days later near the Austin Public Library. In that case, police say a teenager was jumped by at least six people and seriously injured. Authorities say they two attacks are likely connected.