Police Search for Suspect in South Windsor Beatings

Police said the business owner and an employee were both assaulted.

By Stephanie O'Connell and LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 2:51 PM EDT
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Former Guardsman a Suspect in South Windsor Beatings

South Windsor Police have identified a suspect in an attack on the owner of Forced Induction Motor Sports, LLC on Edwin Street on Tuesday night and an employee.

South Windsor police said they are looking for Nathaniel “Nate” Chambers, 27, of Meriden. a former Sergeant in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Chambers was honorably discharged from the Guard in September 2012, according to Col. John Whitford.

The victims have been identified as Robert Lareau, 28, of Enfield, the business owner; and his employee, Ryan Kelleher, 21, of Windsor.

Kelleher called police at 9:20 p.m. to report that he and his boss had been beaten at the business, which is located at 51 Edwin St., police said.

Lareau was not responsive when police arrived.

Both had head and facial wounds and were taken to Hartford Hospital, police said. Lareau is in intensive care, according to police.

No guns were used, police said.

Police said Chambers is wanted to conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree.  The department has released two photos of Chambers. He is clean shaven in one and has a beard in another.

Anyone with information about Chambers’ location is asked to call South Windsor Police at 860-644-2551.

Police said they are pursuing information on other possible suspects
 

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