Back in October of 2015, Americans everywhere were stunned when a war veteran in an Illinois suburb of east St. Louis was brutally assaulted by three thugs at a gas station.
According to Conservative Tribune, the Washington Park veteran was pumping gas when he was approached and assaulted by the three hoodlums. The three thugs beat and kicked the veteran repeatedly before pouring alcohol on his face and running him over with their car. They then left him to die, but they didn’t count on him surviving…
“The video is rough. It’s pretty graphic. This really hit home for us because the young man is a veteran,” declared Washington Park Police Chief Tony Tomlinson. “It’s horrible to think that you could go fight for your country, raise your right hand and take the oath and say that you will fight for your country, and you come home and after fighting the enemies, come home to a gas station and get beat up. It’s just tragic.”
The veteran miraculously survived the attack and is still recovering from his wounds to this day.
Three months later, and justice has finally been served against the three attackers. Two of them were arrested two months ago, but the third assailant had eluded capture until last week. The men have been identified as Lamarcus Evans, Earl Agnew and Deon Sanders, and they have each been charged with aggravated battery and mob action.
“When you commit any type of crime, we have to send a message out here that we are going to work together. We worked with the East St. Louis Police Department, the state police, and Centerville (police) to bring these gentlemen to justice,” Tomlinson said.
We can only hope these thugs are served with a long prison sentence so they can pay for what they did to this veteran. How do you think they should be punished? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.