CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Four teens now face gang-related charges for the attack of a former NFL player in Chesapeake.
On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Jalen Riddick, 17, Tyhir Richardson, 15, James Richardson-Jackson, 16, and Joseph Morgan, 16 on charges of recruiting for a gang and participation in a crime with a gang in a school zone.
The three already face charges of malicious assault and malicious wounding by a mob.
Police said 71-year-old Ed Beard was riding his bike when he saw the teens beating someone up.
When he tried to stop the fight, police said they attacked him.
The gang charges stem from the first fight that he tried to break up.
All four will be tried as adults.
A local convicted robber will serve 15 years behind bars for his part in a robbery at the Oceanfront two years ago.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.