Police have arrested a second suspect who was allegedly involved in beating a Salem man outside of the Old Timer's Tavern on Saturday. And the latest suspect charged is already on his way to serving a year in jail after being sentenced yesterday on a previous charge.
Jonathan Chadwick, 23, of 288 Western Ave., Gloucester, turned himself into police at 10 p.m. Monday night and is being charged with aggravated assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the Old Timer's case, which the victim's family alleges was a gay hate crime.
Chadwick told police he turned himself in because he knew police were looking for him.
His younger brother, 21-year-old William J. Chadwick, of 5 Elwell St., Gloucester was arrested Monday afternoon and will face the same charges.
Both brothers were arraigned in Gloucester District Court yesterday morning and were held without bail. They will return to Gloucester District Court on Tuesday, April 21, for a dangerousness hearing.
In addition, the two had charges tied to 2006 crimes reinstated. Jonathan Chadwick was sentenced yesterday to 21âÑ2 years in jail, with one year to serve, on charges of larceny and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon stemming from an incident in August 2006. Jonathan Chadwick pleaded to guilty to lesser charges than two companions found guilty of jumping a tourist, kicking him about the head and body, and then stealing his wallet, cell phone and sunglasses.
William Chadwick was dealt an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday on charges of marijuana possession, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, and carrying a dangerous weapon stemming from yet another incident in October 2006.
The Chadwick brothers are charged with severely beating Justin Goodwin, 36, of Salem, early Saturday morning in an alleyway next to the Old Timer's Tavern on Rogers Street. Goodwin's family believes that the beating was a hate crime, and that he was targeted by up to six attackers because he is gay.
Goodwin suffered a shattered jaw, broken nose, broken eye socket and broken cheek bone in the beating. The Salem resident underwent nine hours of surgery on Sunday, according to his brother, David Kain of Peabody, and more surgery is planned, Kain said.
Police are continuing to investigate the case.
When questioned by police, Jonathan Chadwick told them he witnessed the beating but was not involved and curiosity brought him to the alley, according to police reports. William Chadwick has denied any involvement, police have said.
According to police, however, both Chadwicks were identified by witnesses, and the younger Chadwick even went to a Gloucester pizza shop on Monday to apologize to Goodwin's sister's boyfriend, who witnessed the beating and works at the pizza shop.
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