- Al Gore’s climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- Army’s 3-D printed bombs will create ‘a whole new universe’ of deadly capabilities
- Hamas calls on Hezbollah to join in fight against Israel
- Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018
- U.S. condemns Israeli shelling of shelter in Gaza
- Obamacare shoots premiums up by 88 percent in California
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
- U.S. chemical sites vulnerable despite millions spent on security: Congress
- Driverless cars to hit the British streets by 2015
Police arrest 3 in brutal Eastern Market attack
Question of the Day
D.C. police on Wednesday announced three arrests in the brutal beating and robbery of a 29-year-old man on Capitol Hill last month.
Police arrested Tommy Tyrone Branch, 21, of Fort Washington; Michael Moore, 18, of Landover; and an unidentified juvenile male in connection with the Aug. 18 attack in the 700 Block of North Carolina Avenue Southeast.
The victim, Thomas Maslin, had been out to a Washington Nationals game with friends and later stopped by the Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar for food, according to police reports. He used a credit card that was later taken in the robbery to pay his bill at the restaurant, and his friends left to return home around 12:30 a.m.
He was found at about 8:30 a.m. on a porch in the 700 block of North Carolina Avenue Southeast near Eastern Market suffering from a head wound after he was apparently struck on the back of the head with a blunt object. Mr. Maslin needed brain surgery and is still recovering from his injuries.
Police released surveillance video taken the night of the attack from an Exxon gas station just a few blocks from the location where Mr. Maslin was found. The video showed a four-door white or silver Hyundai Sonata pulling up to a gas station pump and a person getting out of the driver’s side door.
The occupants of the car tried to use Mr. Maslin’s credit card to pay, police said. In the video, the car appears to pull away without anyone pumping gas.
The transaction occurred less than 30 minutes from the time Mr. Maslin was last seen by his friends.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Matthew Cella is The Washington Times’ Metro editor. He can be reached at email@example.com.
- Border crisis fuels surge in immigrant enrollment at Montgomery County schools
- Prince William County officials alarmed at illegals housed at nonprofit
- Former P.G. County Executive Wayne K. Curry dies of cancer at 63
- Jury: HIV/AIDS grant money used to renovate building that opened as strip club
- Assad Facebook page displays letter of support from Virginia state senator
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
- Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge 'doing his best to stir up a civil war'
- Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show
- Catholic League slams Obama: 'Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'
- HURT: Impeaching Obama is a losing strategy for the GOP
- CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy
- Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
- Senate overcomes first filibuster of Obama's border-spending bill
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world