2 teens arrested in beating of driver who stopped to help - FOX 35 News Orlando

2 teens arrested in beating of driver who stopped to help

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - Two teenagers are under arrest in connection to the beating of Steve Utash, a driver who was attacked after he hit a child with his pickup truck in Detroit and then stopped to help.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

We're told the suspects are 15 and 17 years old. Police are still searching for more suspects. Utash, 54, remains in a coma following the beating. Saturday, members of the group Detroit 300, made up of concerned citizens helped canvass the neighborhood where the attack took place asking people who live nearby to come forward if they know who was involved.

"This is just an issue that happened, we're not going to put a racial component on it," said one member of Detroit 300. "These sort of things could have happened whether it would have been white on white, black on black, the fact of the matter is that it was wrong and it shouldn't have happened. This unprovoked attack on Steve is just inexcusable."

Rev. Horace Sheffield said in a statement, "I am calling on all activists, protest promoters, protectors and defenders of Detroit to prove that we equally deplore injustice and unbridled brutality no matter what color the victim is or of the one committing it."

As of Saturday night, family members tell us Utash is still in a coma. Police continue to search for suspects, possibly as many as a dozen people involved in the beating. If you have any information call Detroit Police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP or the Detroit Community Action Team: (313) 528-WCHB(9242)

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:30 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:33 GMT
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices