The South Windsor Police Department arrested three Meriden men in connection with a brutal attack of two employees at an automotive business in town last month.
Police said they responded to Forced Induction Motorsports, LLC, which works on high-performance cars, on Edwin Road about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 after one of the victims called 911 for help.
Business owner Robert Lareau, 28, of Enfield and Ryan Kelleher, 21, of Windsor, were assaulted with a pipe or pipe-like object, according to police.
Lareau and Kelleher were brought to Hartford Hospital that night with serious injuries. Their conditions were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. Kelleher has since been released from the hospital while Lareau remains in the hospital.
On Wednesday, Francisco Ruiz, 24, Jose Ramos, 40, and Luis Ruiz, 20, were all arrested by South Windsor police.
Luis Ruiz was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and sixth-degree larceny. He is being held on a $75,000 bond and was arraigned Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court. His case was transferred to Hartford Superior Court where he is expected to appear on Feb. 20.
Francisco Ruiz was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. He is being held on a $10,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court. His case was transferred to Hartford Superior Court where he is expected to appear on Feb. 19.
Ramos was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, stealing a firearm, first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree threatening and sixth-degree larceny. He is being held on a $400,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Manchester Superior Court.
On Jan. 15, Nathaniel "Nate" Chambers, 27, of Meriden, was arrested and charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit assault and first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police have not released any kind of theory on what the motive was for this attack, but do not believe it was random. The incident remains under investigation by the South Windsor Police Department.
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