Second Teen Charged With Beating Student and Stealing His Shoes

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    Hamden Police Department
    Shamont Newton (left) and Jaywon Lacy (right), both 18, have been arrested in connection with the beating and robbery of a 15-year-old who was attacked while getting off the school bus in May.

    Another Hamden 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with attacking and robbing a younger teen as he got off the school bus in May, stealing his backpack and sneakers.

    Shamont Newton, of Stanley Road in Hamden, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy.

    He was released after posting $1,000 bond and is due in court July 30.

    Police said Newton was one of at least four teens who followed the 15-year-old victim when he got off the bus. The group attacked him, punching and kicking the boy until he fell to the ground. The older teens then stole his backpack and took the sneakers off his feet, police said.

    The victim suffered injuries to his arms, hands and stomach area in the beating, which he told investigators "seemed like forever."

    Another suspect in the attack, Jaywon Lacy, 18, also of Hamden, was arrested late last month while riding his bicycle on Dixwell Avenue.