A Winchester man suspected of beating a 17-year-old boy during a violent group mugging that occurred at about 9:25 p.m. Nov. 10 on Benton Road, east of Winchester Road was caught by the victim’s relatives while fleeing from an emergency room, records show today.
Joseph Scott, who turned 18 on Saturday, remained behind bars today following his booking on suspicion of second degree robbery, receiving stolen property and other alleged offenses, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Larson.
The victim was being treated at a hospital in Murrieta for injuries sustained in the attack when he saw his alleged assailant walk into the facility.
The suspect, later identified as Scott, bolted from the emergency room, but the boy’s relatives caught up with him and called sheriff’s deputies, Larson said.
Sheriff’s authorities believe Scott had knocked the teenage boy to the ground when he refused to hand over all his property, Larson said. None of the other suspects who approached the boy were arrested, Larson said.
It was unclear whether the boy’s belongings were recovered.