Two homeless men accused of robbing another homeless man
Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
Two homeless men are accused of beating and robbing another homeless man for $4 late Tuesday. All three men listed the St. Francis House as their home address.
Wilfred Dubois Jr., 54, and Gregory Anthony Farretta, 47, were arrested by the Gainesville Police Department and charged with robbery.
Officer Jason Rarey said the incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. behind a building in the 100 block of Northeast 16th Avenue.
The victim, William Charles Lehmann, told police that Faretta came up from behind him and hit him in the head with a closed fist. Lehman said he fell to the ground and was kicked in the back by Dubois before Faretta took $4 in change from his left pants pocket.
Rarey said Lehman's left ear was swollen and that he was taken to Shands at the University of Florida for treatment.
Dubois and Faretta were arrested after they were found in the woods west of the 1800 block of Northeast Second Street. Both men were being held Wednesday at the Alachua County jail.