Two arrested in Frederick County attack
Posted: November 21, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — Two city men were arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly attacking another man at his home on Nov. 11.
Clemente Neri, 21, and Oscar Herrera-Templos, 29 — both of the 100 block of North Euclid — are charged with misdemeanor assault and battery by mob.
The men, who appeared separately Tuesday via video in Frederick County General District Court, were each granted a $2,000 secured bond.
According to a jail official, Neri and Herrera-Templos remained Tuesday afternoon at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.
The criminal complaint in the case states that deputies responded Nov. 11 to the 100 block of Camden Drive, just east of the city, for a report of assault and battery.
The victim told police that three men assaulted him and identified Neri, Herrera-Templos and another man as the assailants.
He said that following a confrontation, Neri punched him in the face, adding that after he fell to the ground, Herrera-Templos and the other man began to punch and kick him.
A resident in the area looked out her window and saw the three men battering the victim and threatened to call the police, according to the complaint. The men then left the scene.
The deputy noted that after later speaking with Neri and Herrera-Templos, both admitted to kicking or punching the victim, the complaint states.
It is unclear how the men knew each other or if a third man has been arrested.
Neri and Herrera-Templos are each expected back in Frederick County General District Court at 2 p.m. Feb. 5.
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