Three men and a woman have been charged in the attack of two men at an east side gas station this week.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office has charged Cortez Hawkins, 31, and Juan Hawkins, 32, with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and one count each for felonious assault. Donrico Hawkins, 32, has been charged on two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Dominque Neal, 28, has been charged on two counts of accessory after the fact to assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault.
Donrico Hawkins was arraigned Friday before 36th Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman on two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. His preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 8 in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice before Judge Ruth Carter.
It is not known when the others will be formally charged. Juan Hawkins remains in custody while he awaits his arraignment. Cortez Hawkins and Dominique Neal have been released pending the arraignment at a later date on the charges.
The attack of two men, 58 and 64, began just after 2 p.m. Monday at a BP gas station on the 800 block of East Seven Mile. According to the prosecutor’s office, Donrico Hawkins punched the 64-year-old in the face. When the 58-year-old came to the aid of his friend, Cortez Hawkins and Juan Hawkins began punching him, the prosecutor’s office said. The three men allegedly went on to beat and kick both victims in the heads and bodies. Donrico Hawkins left the scene on foot, while the other two suspects left in a vehicle driven by Neal.
Detroit police released video footage of the attack Tuesday, which shows the assault in the gas station parking lot, following the capture of the suspects.
A family member said Friday the 64-year-old was released from the hospital with fractures to his nasal bone. The relative said the man was going to get gas with his neighbor when the suspects began arguing with them.