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Two men held on $100,000 bond after allegedly beating man with autism

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GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two men are being held on a $100,000 bond after allegedly beating a 20-year-old man with autism.

On Monday evening, police said they received a call about four people assaulting a man with autism under the Cottonwood Creek Bridge.

The victim, Robert Blair, was left with bruises and a possible fractured jaw, after a group of young people beat him up.

“We started talking for a few minutes, and then they started beating the crap out of me,” Robert said. “They were punching me in my jaw, my nose, my head. Kicked me in my back. My nose started bleeding. I was spitting up blood, and then my jaw started hurting really bad, and my tooth was stuck up here.”

Authorities arrested 21-year-old Branden Medinghall, Jr. and Michael Friend one first-degree robbery after a felony conviction.

If convicted, they could face up to 30 years in prison.

Investigators told the Guthrie News Page that additional people may be charged in the crime, including juvenile females.

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