Craig Wright, 29, is the latest biker to be arrested in relation to the heinous attack suffered by Alexian Lien in Manhattan on September 29, reports The New York Post.
While driving on Manhattan’s Henry Hudson Parkway, Alexian Lien, his wife Rosalyn Ng, and their 2-year-old daughter were accosted by a group of bikers. The bikers, named The Hollywood Stuntz, intimidated the family to such an extent that Lien panicked and drove through a group of the bikers, gravely injuring one, Edwin Mieses, who now lies in a medically induced coma.
The New York Post reports that Wright initally denied kicking Lien, but allegedly after being shown the video of the incident said:
Oh God, I guess I did kick him.
Here’s what you need to know about Wright:
1. He Lives in Brooklyn
He lives in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Police were seen in the area around his home on October 7, reports CBS New York. The station went on to say that NYPD officers searched the bags of every person who went in-and-out of the apartment building.
2. He’s Alleged to Have Helped Beat Down Alexian Lien
He was identified thanks to a video taken by a witness, that NYPD are not making public yet. In the video, the Post says that Wright can be seen punching through the smashed driver’s window of the Range Rover. When Alexian Lien was dragged from his car, Wright can be seen kicking and punching the 33-year-old Columbia graduate.
3. He Was Riding His Uncle’s Bike on the Day of the Attack
The NYPD tracked Wright down thanks to the license plate on his bike. It turns out that the bike had been registered to his uncle. Wright’s uncle says he lent him the bike for the ride on September 29.
4. He Faces Charges of Gang Assault
Wright is charged with gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment. He was arraigned in a New York court on October 8. Wright’s lawyer, Mitchell Elman, told New York 1:
Mr. Wright is a longtime New York resident, he has no criminal record. And like anything else there should be no rush to judgment with respect to his actions and at this point we have no further comment.
Wright is being held on a $100,000 bail bond. Prosecutor Samantha Turino told the Manhattan District Court that Wright:
…reached in and punched the driver of the SUV at least one time. The SUV driver was then dragged out of his vehicle, where the defendant and others stomped on the driver of the SUV. They kicked him until he appeared to lose consciousness. This defendant is on video stomping him at least three times.
5. The NYPD Are Hopeful of More Arrests
An NYPD officer, Det. Samir Gonsalves is also believed to have taken part in the beating of Lien, reports The Daily News. Cops are seeking two other bikers in relation to the crime.