August 23rd: According to Harford County District Court documents, a Baltimore County man was accused of punching and knocking unconscious a 75-year old man.
Jackie Jamal Benjamin (33 years old) is being charged with attempted second-degree murder and attempted manslaughter. According to electronic court records, he remains in Harford County Detention Center without bond after his Aug. 18 arrest and subsequent bail review hearing on the following day.
According to District Court filings, Harford County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Canton Car Wash located at the 3300 block Emmorton Road, Abingdon, on Aug. 14, for a report of an assault between customers. They found Harry Craig Enlow (75), in a pool near the back of the building.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital admitted Enlow. He was diagnosed with two brain bleeds, three broken ribs and a broken jaw. Surgery was required due to the injuries he sustained in his jaw.
According to documents, the video captured Enlow standing beside a woman with a baby outside of the building. Enlow squats and appears to be speaking with the infant before being approached by Benjamin, a man later identified as Benjamin. According to documents, the two men talk for a while before Benjamin takes his book bag and exchanges a few words with Enlow.
According to documents, "Mr. Enlow was observed losing consciousness instantly and falling to ground striking his head against the concrete."
According to the documents, Benjamin left the scene in a Toyota Corolla red. Kyle Andersen, spokesperson for the sheriff's department, stated that deputies were capable of linking Benjamin to the vehicle to track him down.
Andersen stated that the reasons Benjamin allegedly struck Enlow are "part and parcel of the ongoing investigation."
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After the incident, a Facebook group was created to encourage Enlow to make good decisions and get better. It has received dozens of posts from people all over Maryland. Enlow's family thanked them and posted updates on Enlow's progress.
According to Enlow's family posts, Enlow should be fully recovered in six weeks. The family was not available for comment.
John Janowich (the public defender for Benjamin) declined to comment. September 16th is the date for a preliminary hearing.