SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Four former Sylacauga High School students have been arrested in the assault of 17-year-old Brian Ogle, officials say.
Ogle was reportedly beaten by a large group of people the night of Sept. 30th in the parking lot of Old Ace Hardware. His mother told us he was attacked because he made pro-police statements on social media, and says she thinks it is a hate crime. Ogle was found bleeding from his head on Friday around 10 p.m. He was transported to the Coosa Valley Medical Center and later transported to UAB by helicopter. He reportedly suffered skull fractures and internal bleeding.
Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson says all four that were arrested are between the ages of 18 and 20, and former SHS students.
Quartez Walker, Bobby Brown, Landah Ealy and Davion Nix were all arrested by Sylacauga Police and charged with assault. Two were picked up in Tuscaloosa, one in Montgomery and one in Sylacauga.
We spoke to Brian’s mother Brandi Allen after learning of the arrests. Last week, she told us Brian was moved out of the ICU into a room. Today, Brandi told us he is doing a little better.