Three arrests after thrown rock injures boy

Two juveniles and an 18-year old male face charges of assault, criminal mischief, giving false information to law enforcement, and being minors who were consuming alcohol after an apparent rock-throwing spree resulted in the injury of a 6-year old boy.

The three were arrested early Sunday morning after police recieved several calls reporting rocks being thrown at vehicles in the area of Stephen Richards Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road. Officers found two juvenile boys and one 18 year-old man hiding in the bushes, and said one of them had rocks in his hands.

They were questioned at 1 a.m. and released to their parents.

Police later learned one of the rocks smashed through the rear window of a vehicle.

“The rock and/or debris stuck a 6 year-old boy riding in the back seat, causing a severe laceration to his cheek,” police saiod in a statement. “The boy’s mother stopped the vehicle and called 911. CCF/R reponded and transported him to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment.”

Police contacted the District Attorney’s office and are recommending charges against the trio.

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