hot-topic rightA second alleged assailant in an a vicious attack on a pedestrian in the early morning hours of May 2 has been arrested, Red Bank police say.

The arrest of a 15-year-old male, who was not identified because of his age, follows charges late last week against 19-year-old Jamiel Rock, who was busted with his mother, 52-year-old Loray Rock, on drug charges after a predawn raid on their Leighton Avenue residence last Friday.

In the raid, police found evidence linking him to the May 2 assault, they said.

Here’s the announcement of the latest arrest, from police Captain Darren McConnell:

A second person was taken into custody today by Red Bank
detectives for the robbery and assault of a Red Bank man on May 2,
2010. In that case, the 47 year old victim was severely beaten and
robbed while walking in the area of W. Sunset Avenue.
The break in the case came during the execution of a search
warrant last Friday. Police conducting that search discovered
evidence leading them to arrest Jamiel Rock, 19 years old of Red
Bank. It also led to the identification of a 15 year old male juvenile
from Long Branch who participated in the assault and robbery.
The male juvenile was taken into custody at his home this
morning by Inv. Wendy Samis and Capt. Darren McConnell along with
Long Branch police detectives. He was charged with Robbery and
Aggravated Assault and was transported to the Monmouth County
Youth Detention Center.

The victim spent several days in the hospital before being released, police said at the time.