Nine youths enter house, beat teen

February 01, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Nine youths broke into a Gambrills house Monday and severely beat the 15-year-old boy who lives there, county police said.

Rick Ealing, of the 3100 block of Arrowhead Farm Road, had cuts on his forehead and under his left eye, a lump on the back of his head, bruised eyes and two fractured ribs. He received eight stitches for cuts on his chin, according to police, who did not say where he was treated.

The boy identified his assailants as Arundel High School students, police said.

He said he and a friend, Mike Duvall, 16, saw nine youths get out of three cars at about 3 p.m. and head for the front door. When the boys did not answer the door, the youths broke in through a garage door and began punching the Ealing boy, police said.

One youth said, "You should have never put that gun in Doug's face" before the others began punching him, police said. The Duvall boy tried to help his friend, but the others kept him away, police said.

Police said the Ealing boy told them he had never had a gun and doesn't know anyone named Doug.

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