Two suspects arrested following last week's brutal assault of a 35-year-old Brainerd man now face several felony criminal charges.
Two other suspects in the assault remain at large, the Brainerd Police Department reported Monday.
Ronald Deshun Robinson, 30, and Andrhea Lynn Fitch, 26, both of Brainerd, were charged Friday in Crow Wing County District Court with first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault.
Ronald Robinson and Fitch also were charged with liability of crimes of another on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault.
About 11:35 p.m. on July 15, Brainerd police officers were called to a residence on the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue Northeast after receiving a report of several people fighting. Upon arrival, they found Cameron Quickbear lying unresponsive in the street and witnessed several people fleeing the residence.
Quickbear was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where Monday he was reported in serious condition.
According to the criminal complaints filed against Ronald Robinson and Fitch:
- When officers found Quickbear he was lying unconscious in the street in a pool of blood. It was later learned Quickbear suffered skull, nose and jaw fractures as well as internal bleeding caused by blunt force trauma.
- Witnesses told police that a group of black men and a white woman beat Quickbear with objects described as pipes, sticks or baseball bats and when Quickbear was on the ground the group was kicking him like a football. One man with a teardrop tattoo and dreadlocks, later identified as Cord Thomas Robinson, 31, was observed stomping on Quickbear's head. The group left Quickbear in the street and entered Fitch's residence on the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue Northeast. They then left in a green Mercury Marquis.
- Fitch was positively identified by witnesses as the white woman involved in the beating and as the owner of the Mercury Marquis. Inside Fitch's residence officers found two baseball bats, one of which was broken. Fitch was arrested that night.
Still at large - Warrant Issued
Cord Thomas Robinson is described as 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds.
- Police found Fitch's vehicle Wednesday in southeast Brainerd and were told by the woman driving it that Ronald Robinson had asked her to hide it. Ronald Robinson initially denied involvement in the assault but later admitted to punching Quickbear in the face. He also initially denied sticks or boards being used in the assault but later told police that either Cord Robinson or Tyrone Sonny Robinson, 33, were holding some type of stick or board. Ronald Robinson also admitted fleeing in Fitch's vehicle and hiding it in a garage. Ronald Robinson was arrested Wednesday.
Warrants have been issued for the arrests of Cord Thomas Robinson and Tyrone Sonny Robinson. Brainerd Police Deputy Chief Corky McQuiston on Monday said officers continue to look for both suspects.
"We're just actively following up on leads on their whereabouts and taking any additional info that the public may have regarding the incident," McQuiston said. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 829-2805.
Fitch and Ronald Robinson are being held in the Crow Wing County jail on bail or bond of $500,000 without conditions and $250,000 with conditions. Their next court appearances are scheduled for Aug. 5.
MATT ERICKSON may be reached at email@example.com or 855-5857.
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