Teen Charged In Unprovoked Beating Of Jewish Man Near Bed-Stuy: DA – Patch

Posted By on June 4, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY A teen who brutally beat a Hasidic man while he was walking to the synagogue near Bed-Stuy has been charged for the hate crime, according to prosecutors.

Logan Jones, 18, was arraigned this week for the unprovoked attack, which unfolded in April on Gerry Street and Harrison Avenue, just a block from the Bed-Stuy border, according to prosecutors.

Jones and others began punching and kicking the 21-year-old Jewish man while he was walking near the intersection with his wife, prosecutors said.

"Without warning or provocation, this defendant allegedly assaulted an innocent man simply because of his Jewish faith," Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. "Crimes that target individuals because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation are a threat to everything we stand for here in Brooklyn."

The 21-year-old Jewish man, dressed in traditional Hasidic attire, was walking to a local synagogue with his wife shortly before 8 p.m. on April 1 when Jones and a group of five others approached the couple, according to prosecutors.

Jones, who is from Staten Island, suddenly started punching the man in the face, prosecutors said. He and two others then started kicking the man as he fell to the ground and tried to escape by crawling under a truck parked on the street, officials said.

The 21-year-old was left with severe head and body pain, an abrasion on his cheek and bruises on his face while the group of five ran away and his wife asked a bystander to call 911, prosecutors said.

Jones was charged with various assault, harassment, menacing and hate crime charges for the attack, prosecutors said.

His bail was set at $30,000 on Wednesday and he will return to court in June, according to the DA.

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