Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the indictments of Namor Clarke, 17, and Basean Parker, 15, in connection with a robbery and assault in Crown Heights last month.
In the 16-count indictment, the top charges against Parker and Clarke include Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. If convicted, they could face a maximum of 25 years in prison.
The indictment charges that, on May 15, Clarke and Parker attacked Alon Sherman and stole his cell phone and bicycle, while Sherman, 16, rode his bicycle along Albany Avenue in Crown Heights, to buy his younger brother baby formula. As a result of the attack, Sherman suffered a broken jaw, contusions and lacerations around his left eye socket and had to have his jaw temporarily wired shut.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney David Klestzick, First Deputy Bureau Chief of the Green Zone. Paul Burns is Chief of the Green Zone.
(YWN News Desk)