- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A judge sentenced two men to prison for a “curb stomp” attack in southern Oregon that authorities believe has ties to an outlaw motorcycle gang and a major heroin dealer named “Mama T.”

Dustin Sesock, 35, received nearly six years in state prison for assault while Derek Withrow, 25, got more than two years, the Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2a2doBc ).

The attack happened in April outside the Super 8 hotel in Central Point, with the victim targeted for yelling at Terri Lee “Mama T” Huffman. Authorities say Huffman, who has pleaded not guilty in the case, was dealing drugs inside the Super 8.

Prosecutor David Orr said Huffman has ties to the Gypsy Joker motorcycle gang, and Withrow will testify against her in exchange for his reduced sentence.

Sesock, 35, acknowledged in court this week that he and the 25-year-old Withrow worked for Huffman as debt collectors and enforcers.

A curb stomp is a maneuver in which a victim’s head is stomped from behind after his mouth is placed against a curb.

The victim, Seth Crowe, was unconscious for nearly an hour before hotel staff found him, Orr said. He suffered multiple skull fractures and permanent brain damage, and is in physical therapy at a Eugene hospital.

Though Crowe has yet to regain speech, he uttered the words “Mama T,” Orr said.

“I’m speechless,” Sesock said after the prosecutor described Crowe’s injuries. “I didn’t mean to permanently hurt the guy.”

Surveillance footage didn’t capture the violence, but showed the attackers moving the unconscious body, Orr said.

The footage also showed Huffman talking to all parties involved, and kicking the unconscious man.

Court documents say Huffman gave orders not to call 911. Huffman told investigators she didn’t call 911 because she was in shock, according to court documents, and was scared she would get in trouble or that someone would hurt her.

Huffman’s trial is scheduled for Aug. 9 on charges of robbery and assault in the stomping case. She also faces felony charges of distributing and possessing drugs, for which a hearing is scheduled Aug. 16.

She remains in the Jackson County Jail.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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