Fifth arrest made in brutal beating of Clinton Township driver Steve Utash

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A fifth arrest has been made in the brutal beating of Clinton Township driver Steve Utash after he stopped to help a young boy he accidentally hit.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed the arrest but had no further details to offer.

Yesterday,  two men and a teenager were arraigned in 36th District Court.

Bruce Edward Wimbash, 17, Wonzey Saffold, 30, and James Davis, 24, were charged with Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm - Less Than Murder.

Bond was set at $500,000 each.

"When you have a half a million dollar bond for a 17-year-old boy, that's no bond," said Wimbash's attorney Randall Upshaw.

The threesome, along with a 16-year-old and a group of unidentified individuals are accused of beating Utash after he accidentally struck a young boy with his car on Morang near Balfour last week.

The attack came after he stopped his truck to check on the boy.

Utash remains in a medically induced coma. His family started an online fundraiser to help pay for his medical bills. Utash has no medical insurance.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 21.

"The Detroit Police Department is making excellent progress with this case. I will not comment further because this investigation is continuing and widening," said Prosecutor Worthy.

If anyone has information that is relevant to the case I urge them to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260."

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