Police arrest 2nd suspect in beating of elderly man - FOX 13 News

Police arrest 2nd suspect in beating of elderly man

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Another suspect in the beating of an elderly Pinellas Park man has turned himself in to police.

The teenager apparently walked up to deputies at 53rd Avenue and 34th Street North late Wednesday night, saying he was a suspect in the case.

However, police said he denied having any part in the beating – though he admits to being involved in the theft of 83-year-old Charlie Clark's vehicle.

At this point, the second suspect is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. He's been taken to the juvenile assessment center.

He was identified as the 13-year-old brother of the suspect arrested yesterday, Antonio Peterson. Police are still looking for one more suspect, 15-year-old Jazmine Burney.

As deputies led Peterson past reporters to a transport van Wednesday, he looked reporters up and down and then said: "I'm sorry to that man…I apologize.

Clark will make a recovery, but he has several large, purple bruises, on his face and down his arms. Police said he was also stabbed in the initial robbery attempt. After his vehicle was later stolen, it was found abandoned in St. Petersburg.

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