Officials: Three alleged suspects identified in ‘Earth Rebirth’ assault
NORMAN, Okla. – Police have identified three people in connection to an alleged assault last month.
Last month, the Earth Rebirth organization was hosting a private event for people from out-of-town.
“Everybody was exiting, and a lot of people like to drop in donations at the end of the night, and we’ve been very trusting with this system up until this point and somebody just decided to walk off with it,” said Andrew Sartain, president of Earth Rebirth.
Sartain told NewsChannel 4 that the men started handing the money out to people in the parking lot who were leaving a private function.
“As I went outside and quickly confronted them, it quickly escalated and, as my brother came out to defend me, about eight or 10 guys assaulted us and it turned into a fight,” Sartain said.
Sartain’s brother was left with a chipped tooth, swollen eye and three stitches on his chin.
Some of the organization’s furniture was also destroyed.
Norman officials say three people will be charged with assault and battery related to the case.
Authorities say the charges will be filed against 20-year-old Gerrell Marquise Murray, 23-year-old Robert Lynden David, Jr. and 22-year-old Diontra Williams.