Assault charges follow alleged beating with golf clubs
Two 18-year-old Rochester men and a juvenile face multiple felonies after party-goers were beaten with golf clubs.
Esad Mujic and Christopher Lamar Smith each face three counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as one count of second-degree riot-armed with a dangerous weapon.
The charges stem from June 22, when Minnesota State troopers came across a large fight near the intersection of 46th Avenue and Valley Drive Northwest.
Responding officers found two golf clubs and a baseball bat in the basement of a residence where a party was being held; nearby was a bloody shirt, and according to the criminal complaint, a bent golf club with blood on it was found outside.
An eyewitness told investigators that Mujic had been at the party earlier and had been asked to leave, but returned with two other people. He was later identified as the one using a golf club during the incident.
During an interview, Smith allegedly said he was with the juvenile male, who received a phone call from Mujic. The two met Mujic at the party and a fight broke out, the report says.
There were several victims, one of whom sustained a life-threatening brain injury and underwent surgery, according to the complaint.
Mujic has been released on $25,000 conditional bond; his next court appearance has been set for July 15.
Smith, too, has been released in lieu of $25,000 bond; he's scheduled to appear in Olmsted County District Court on July 29.