Posted: Jul 3, 2012 5:16 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN
Updated: Jul 3, 2012 5:42 PM
HELENA - Police describe the beating of a transient man caught on tape this weekend a "senseless act of violence."
According to reports, two young men were captured on surveillance video surrounding and assaulting a 40-year-old man behind the Western and Gold Bars around 2 a.m. The man was beaten unconscious and was hospitalized with several fractures to his face and skull.
Sgt. Richard Drysdale of the Helena Police Department said, "It appears that they targeted this male. He is intoxicated, he's a transient, he has no home. He lives on the streets. At the time he was being walked or being surrounded by these guys, he had a bag in each hand. He was basically defenseless."
If you have any information about this incident, or any other crime you are asked to call Helena Crimestoppers at 406-443-2000.