A teen wanted in connection with a Bluffton beating that temporarily left a man in a coma was arrested Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.
Anthony Clinton Grant Jr., 17, is accused of participating in the gang-related beating of Bluffton resident Stefon Harris, 22, on June 30, the release said.
Investigators said the attack was a "disciplinary action" for Harris' refusal to participate in a previous gang-related fight.
Brothers Bryce Mincey, 20, and Christopher Mincey, 21, have already been charged with second-degree assault and battery by a mob in connection with the incident.
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The three suspects and Harris are reportedly associated with the Piru "G-Shine" gang, which is affiliated with the Bloods gang, the release said. The Bloods is a street gang founded in Los Angeles in the 1970s.
Witnesses told authorities that Grant and the Minceys assaulted Harris just after midnight June 30 near the pool at the Edgefield subdivision in Bluffton.
Harris reportedly knew the assault was coming and did not fight back as the suspects punched and kicked him during the 31-second attack, the release said.
The suspects then poured water and beer over Harris to make it look as though he was intoxicated and had fallen. Harris was transported to Coastal Carolina Hospital and was in critical condition. He was then flown to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment of severe head trauma, the release said.
Harris has since been released and is recovering, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Mincey brothers each posted bonds of $10,000 July 24, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center. Grant is being held for prosecution on a $10,000 bond, according to the detention center.
The Sheriff's Office investigation of the gang continues, the release said.