Five arrested for beating up DeKalb County, Ala., teen

Five arrested for beating up DeKalb County, Ala., teen

August 31st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Four men and a teenager were arrested Monday in connection with the reported beating of a Collinsville High School teen who refused to be part of a gang.

The teenager reported that he was beaten at a Lookout Mountain residence near Collinsville, Ala., late last week, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a news release.

After investigating the reports, police arrested Manuel Tomas Pablo, 21, Raul Felix, 23, Moises Felix, 22, Juan Manuel Lopez Jr., 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile, Harris said.

All five were charged with assault 3rd degree and Pablo, Raul Felix and Lopez also were charged with probation violations, Harris said.

The adults were booked in the DeKalb County Jail, where three remain in custody. The juvenile was transferred to the juvenile correctional facility in Anniston.

Collinsville High School officials and the police department also investigated the case.