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RPD Releases Guard Beating Surveillance Video

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Still image from the Nov. 23, 2013 surveillance video. | Courtesy Richmond Police Department Still image from the Nov. 23, 2013 surveillance video. | Courtesy Richmond Police Department

RICHMOND (WRIC)—On Tuesday morning, the Richmond Police Department released a surveillance video depicting the vicious attack on a security guard, who was beaten and robbed at an old GRTC bus depot last fall.

In November, ABC 8 News Anchor/Investigative Reporter Kerri O'Brien first brought you the story of Jack Newsom, who was beaten unconscious at the RVA Street Art festival site at the old bus depot just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

"All I remember was walking to the car, and that was it," Newsom said.

The security guard was attacked on the 2400 block of West Cary Street, while he was en route to the security office. The suspect stole Newsom's wallet and cash before taking off.

Newsom had no idea how he even made it to the hospital. His eyes were nearly swollen shut, and his nose, throat and lips were bloody and bruised. He has since recovered.

The surveillance footage shows a black male parking a dark-colored Chevrolet Suburban, possibly a dark blue 2006 or 2007 model. The suspect exits the vehicle and approaches Newsome from behind before kicking, punching and robbing the guard.

Richmond Police released still surveillance photos of the attack in December 2013. Detective Joseph Fultz told ABC 8 News then that in the surveillance video it appears Newsom was stalked by the suspect before he was attacked.

The Richmond Police Department continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting "iTip" followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637).

In late November, several ABC 8 News viewers came together to set up a fundraiser for Newsom, to help cover his medical bills and compensate for the time he had to take off from work. In January, Newsom received a check for more than $8,000 from the Richmond community.


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