Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Suspected Bully Wanted For Beating 14-year-old Teen Taken Into Custody

Alleged bully "Dre" and Tayveon Keaton

West Allis police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the beating of two 13-year-olds that left one hospitalized with severe head injury resulting in surgery. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 10, 2014

West Allis, WI - On Monday, Sarah Fosterling-Keaton posted on Facebook (FB) that the alleged suspect who had beat her son in the head and another 13-year-old boy on May 8, has been taken into custody by West Allis police. The suspect's photo was posted on FB on June 6 and two FB users (sisters, Toya and Lataysha) saw the alleged suspect and then Lataysha contacted police to turned him in. Toya told Sarah that the suspect's name was Dre and had recently disabled his FB account.
Sarah thanked everyone on Monday for there support and help in locating the suspect. Sarah posted, "FACEBOOK! I cannot thank you enough! The picture I posted apparently went viral. Some wonderful lady seen him showed police picture and they arrested him today. He is in custody! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"
Keaton's son, Tayveon Keaton, 14, had brain surgery and might have another surgery at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, according to Sarah.
The suspect has not been charged, but his photo went viral on the social network.
Last May, Tayveon and a 13-year-old friend were walking from school near Highway 100 and W. Oklahoma Ave. when they noticed an older teen bullying some kids. When Tayveon spoke against the bullying, the suspect beat Tayveon and his friend. Tayveon suffered a severe beating to his head prompting surgery and has remained in the hospital since May.

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