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Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 2:59 p.m.

Police seeking videos of Ann Arbor parking structure beating

By John Counts


Three Jackson men were arrested after two men from Dexter were knocked to the ground, kicked and stomped in this Ann Arbor parking structure Friday morning.

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Ann Arbor police are hoping any witnesses who may have recorded an assault in an Ann Arbor parking structure Friday morning will step forward and provide footage to investigators.

Police are still trying to unravel what exactly happened on the first level of the Maynard Street parking structure around 2 a.m. Friday morning when two Dexter men were allegedly beaten by three Jackson men.

"A lot of people were videotaping the incident," said Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush.

Bush said the fight started when a 21-year-old Dexter man bumped into one of the Jackson men. Police were first dispatched to The Necto, located at 516 East Liberty Street, where the confrontation reportedly began outside on the sidewalk, Bush said.

When police arrived, witnesses said the argument had carried over into the nearby parking structure on Maynard Street off of Liberty, where the two groups of men had parked.

"They were going to their cars to leave" when the fight broke out, Bush said.

The three Jackson men -- 18, 19 and 20 years old -- walked up behind the men and knocked down the 21-year-old Dexter man and kicked him continuously in the head, Bush said.

"The second victim got stomped," she added.

The 21-year-old man suffered extensive injuries to his face, head and neck. The 20-year-old was also injured. Both men were taken to the emergency room at the University of Michigan Hospital.

Police arrived at the structure and after getting a vehicle description from witnesses soon apprehended the three suspects, who were lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail overnight on charges of aggravated assault, police said. More charges could be forthcoming.

Anyone with information or video regarding the incident, is asked to contact Det. Dave Monroe at (734) 794-6930 ext. 49308.

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Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 2:56 a.m.

The Jackson men aren't minors, so what are their names?

John nose

Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 2:40 a.m.

Arrested for a fight wow


Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 2:57 a.m.

Apparently you didn't read this part: "The three Jackson men -- 18, 19 and 20 years old -- walked up behind the men and knocked down the 21-year-old Dexter man and kicked him continuously in the head, Bush said. "The second victim got stomped," she added. The 21-year-old man suffered extensive injuries to his face, head and neck. The 20-year-old was also injured. Both men were taken to the emergency room at the University of Michigan Hospital. "


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 4:13 p.m.

If I were to bump into another person, I wonder if ( I'm so sorry sir) would have stopped further assult? Perhaps not, maybe just wishful thinking.


Mon, Dec 17, 2012 : 4:57 p.m.

Didn't literally 'bump' into them. The 21 year old was near their car and they got in his face because he said 'Hi'. What kind of world is this that people can't greet each other past a certain time in fear of being hurt...


Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 1:29 a.m.

Some guys walk around looking for fights.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:10 p.m.

Blame the grown people that don't know how to handle their drink not the bar if the Necto closes they will just move to the next one. The bar workers are not mind readers they don't know who is going to start trouble. Their our still lots of people who just want to go to have fun.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 4:40 a.m.

What really happened: Two dexter men, ages 21 and 19** were leaving Necto after celebrating the 21 year old's birthday. Walking into the structure to drive home the 21 year old allegedly said, "Hi" while walking by the 3 to 4 Jackson men. To which they responded and got up in his face- a bunch of hooligans looking to start a fight. The 19 year old politely asked them to stop because his friend was fairly drunk and just wanted to get him home safe. One of the Jackson men then proceeded to punch the 21 year old in the face and when he turned around the man punched him in the back of the head and he went down. After a minute of them brutally kicking and punching the 21 year old, the 19 year old got in the middle trying to pull them off of his friend. At this point the men turned their attention to the 19 year old and started brutally beating him too. After a minute or so they jumped in their Pontiac and went to flee. The 19 year old ran down to the cashier's booth and told them to stop letting cars out. Then he flagged down a police officer and they found the car and apprehended the suspects.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 2:52 a.m.

There wasn't any argument, just an assult! This article is way off!


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:14 a.m.

Republic Parking uses the AAPD to fix problems (fights) resulting from their unwillingness to adequately staff the cashier booths in their structures.


Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 5 a.m.

I dont work there, but I do have extensive information on the company and their practices. Yes, those pay machines are intended to take jobs plain and simple.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:11 a.m.

It would be interesting to find out how many cashier booths were open for the 2AM rush. That structure has 4 booths. The longer people stay in that structure the more likely trouble will happen. If only 2 booths were open they were operating at 50% capacity which equals longer lines which equals more people are in the structure longer when increases the chances bad things will happen. should ask the AAPD how many times they have had to go to a structure operated by RPS and ordered the gates to be raised because of "riot" like situations in the structure. Republic Parking is only interested in getting customers in the structures; they dont care how long it takes you to get out


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 12:58 a.m.

Speaking of the AAPD substation: Why are there never police in the substation for more than a few minutes? Considering the repeated types of crimes recently perpetrated in this particular area (i.e., fight on Liberty and Maynard where woman allegedly pushed against car; assaults in parking structure, etc.etc.), wouldn't it be a good idea to have an officer actually assigned to the substation late night/early morning when this stuff happens? Would it be too much of a bother for the assigned officer to walk around the area during the apparent trouble hours?


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:33 p.m.

Welcome to Ann Arbor. Watch your back if you're out after midnight. Sad. I hope these men will heal from their wounds and the three offenders will get the right judge.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11 p.m.

Maybe the police should check you tube? There is multiple fights posted that has happened in Ann Arbor parking structures.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:03 p.m.

Has the City Attorneys Office been informed?

Frustrated in A2

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:39 p.m.

It sounds like all of the people (except 1) involved in this incident are under 21. Maybe bars shouldn't allow kids into their facilities. I'm pretty sure some of them got alcohol some now some way.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:05 p.m.

It really isn't hard for underage kids to get booze.When I was that age, I went into bars pre drunk


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:37 p.m.

Necto brings the best people into town!


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

Here, I'll ask again.Where does the Necto's shuttle service run ?


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:15 p.m.

People are just so hateful and evil these days... War is over if you want it.

Ann English

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:30 a.m.

War won't be over until the Prince of Peace comes back to earth to rule for 1,000 years. We are inherently evil, NOT inherently good (Romans 3:23). The original Christmas present is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23).

Linda Peck

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

Isn't there a police substation on the ground level of this parking structure. I think I have seen surveillance cameras there, too, in the structure levels and at ground level.

say it plain

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

Wow, Ann Arbor bars are so big-city cool lol...they have fights that spill over into the night, like where the bright-lights shine! There sure are a lot of people in the world who need to find better things to do with their time...


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:50 p.m.

College night, too. Go figure.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

I doubt the guys from Jackson were college students.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:43 p.m.

People love to blame the Necto for these things, but I see in the article that it happened on the sidewalk, and that the Necto staff called the police, you can't blame the Necto for violent idiots being downtown. Since my job has me downtown at late hours after places like Necto close, I can speak from experience that all the Ann Arbor bars have trouble. This year I have seen fights at or spilling out of Bar Louie, Necto, Scorekeepers, 8Ball, Ricks, and Blue Lepruchan. Necto probably makes it in the news the most since they have the highest capacity, therefore, the most potential idiots.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:35 p.m.

So it's not the bars it's the generation of kids who go there? What is the drinking age again?

Matt Lang

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:59 p.m.

They've been having street brawls at Liberty and Maynard since it was Second Chance in the 70's, must just be something about that corner that makes people want to fight.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

You have to be kidding! Necto brings in a lot of "out of towners" This place seems to be the new hot spot for trouble makers.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:59 p.m.

badgerboy......where does the necto's shuttle service run ?


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 9:38 p.m.

the idiots come into town to go to necto. So its necto's fult for bringing them into town.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

Ahhhh...The Necto again....and again...and again....


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 9:14 a.m.

Docking bay 94. Storm troopers at the door. At the Necto...Necto cantina. Nah, doesn't have the same beat.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:42 p.m.

We must be cautious


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:35 p.m.

and again. That place is a retched hive of scum and villainy.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:29 p.m.

Sounds like they said a lot more than "Hi."


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 8:24 p.m.

So there WAS more to the story that first reported!