Three men and a teenaged boy were arrested on gang assault and other charges shortly after a man who was mugged at Welker Street and Woodlawn Avenue told police they were among the seven or eight males who attacked and tried to rob him at about 9:15 p.m. Monday.
Arrested by Fillmore-Ferry District police offices at East Ferry Street and Roehrer Avenue a short time later were Michael Midgett Jr., 20, of Woodlawn Avenue; Holiday Johnson, 18, of Brunswick Boulevard; James Black, 18, of Butler Avenue, and a 15-year-old boy.
The victim reportedly suffered from a bloody lip, and severe swelling, bruising and pain around his right eye.
All four suspects were charged with felony gang assault, attempted first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, menacing and harassment.
Police reported recovering a handgun allegedly used in the incident. The victim told officers that the handgun was shoved in his face before he was repeatedly punched and kicked to the ground and his attackers went through his pockets looking for money.