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Three arraigned on assault charges in connection with Detroit mob beating

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James Davis, 24 James Davis, 24
Wonzey Saffold, 30 Wonzey Saffold, 30
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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Three people have been formally charged in the beating of a suburban motorist who accidentally struck a 10-year-old Detroit boy with his pickup truck.

Seventeen-year-old Bruce Wimbush Jr., 30-year-old Wonzey Saffold and 24-year-old James Davis are charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.

Those charges could be upgraded if police and prosecutors determine the attack was a hate crime.

A not-guilty plea was entered for Wimbush during a video arraignment Tuesday. His bond is $500,000.

Defense lawyer Randall Upshaw says Wimbush and his parents voluntarily went to police after his name surfaced. "By the time the offense got serious, he was no longer there [at the scene]," said Upshaw. Wimbush is expected back in court on April 21.

Others are being sought for the attack.

A fourth person remains in custody at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center. Prosecutors are determining whether the 16-year-old will be charged as an adult. He is due in court Saturday, April 12.

David Harris, 10, was injured after stepping in front of Utash's pickup. At least a half-dozen men jumped Utash after he stopped to help the boy.

Utash, from Macomb County's Clinton Township, remains in critical condition.

Copyright 2014 by myFOXDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights re served. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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