Suspect Aaron Parsons is being held on a $1 million bond.
(Baltimore Sun) –The 20-year-old man charged in connection with the recent assault and robbery in downtown Baltimore of a visitor who was stripped of his clothes was ordered held on $1 million bond Saturday morning, court records show.
Aaron Jacob Parsons of Rosedale turned himself in Friday night after having been linked to the videotaped incident for more than a week, as viewers tracked social media activity that appeared to show his involvement. He has been charged with robbery, assault and other crimes.
His attorney, Warren Brown, said Parsons is a “good kid,”..
“Good kids” do not sucker punch out innocent pedestrians and then rob them.
In the video, filmed the night of St. Patrick’s Day, the seemingly disoriented victim is standing with a group of young people in front of the east building of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. As a girl dances against him, a man who police now say is Parsons grabs something out of the victim’s pocket. The man moves to recover his property, and the man identified as Parsons rears back and punches him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The victim is then stripped of his clothing and teased.
At least two people recorded the attack and posted it to the Internet. Police are still trying to identify at least three others captured on surveillance cameras.
[See update 3 for images of remaining suspects below --Ed.]
Attempts to reach Parsons since the video surfaced had been unsuccessful. “He’s been deluged with threats,” Brown [his attorney] said. Parsons’ personal information, including phone numbers, his address and e-mail address, were plastered across the Internet.
The suspect ‘Arron Parsons’ had no choice but to surrender to police. He was outed. That is what he gets for looking directly into the camera and mocking the victim. Once he was ID’d the dots were connected. His phone number and email were readily available to the public, because he had made his personal info public on his Facebook page.
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III urged residents this week not to mischaracterize the Baltimore incident amid other racially charged cases in Florida and Oklahoma, saying there was no indication that the crime — involving black suspects and a white victim — was driven by race.
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The jury is still out on that, Commissioner Bealefeld.
Update: “me an [sic] my boys helped get justice fore [sic] trayvon”
There is always the possibility that it is a fake account. Please keep that in mind.
At the time being there are only two CASHton_Kutcher mentions on Twitter.
Update 2: There are over one hundred CASHton_Kutcher tweets archived on Topsy. He must have deleted all of his old tweets on Twitter.
On this archived tweet he links to the beat down video on twitvid (http://t.co/Pmk9t4hf) which has since been deleted. And I’m assuming that @flyguyparsons is Aaron Parsons:
Update 3: This screenshot from Topsy I believe proves the account linked to in the first update is not a fake. Check it.
Read the responses/trackbacks here: http://topsy.com/www.twitvid.com/XOTTK
A few examples:
Update 3: Aaron Parson’s yet to be apprehended partners in crime.
Don’t forget – BPD needs your help in identifying these 3 individuals from St. Patricks day assault. twitter.com/BaltimorePolic…
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