for the council to seek state legislation on the issue, says the
4 Huntsville boys arrested in homeless attacks
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Four Huntsville boys -- ages 11 to 14 --
have been arrested on second-degree robbery charges in attacks on
several homeless people.
Police say the incidents occurred on Stokes Street and the
investigation continues. The four boys were booked yesterday in the
Neaves-Davis Center for Children.
Huntsville Police Sergeant Mark Roberts says the boys had
entered a homeless camp near First Stop homeless day center at
least four times in recent weeks.
They are accused of slashing tents and damaging other property
on June 21st. The boys allegedly began shooting plastic BBs into
On Monday, one teen threatened to rape a camp resident and when
her friend, Mark Evett, tried to defend her, he was hit in the
temple with a rock. Several other camp residents were injured in the scuffle.