Detroit police arrest 5th man in connection with violent Greektown brawl

Police still searching for 2 more men


DETROIT – Police have arrested a fifth man in connection to a violent Greektown brawl earlier this month that was captured on video.

Detroit police said the fifth man has been taken into custody, and they are searching for two more men. Chief James Craig originally said police were searching for a total of eight men involved in the fight, but that number has been reduced to seven men.

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What happened

The video was shot early at St. Antoine Street and Monroe Avenue in Detroit's Greektown. The violent street fight was captured on cellphone video the morning of April 16.

The video shows a 23-year-old Detroit man lying motionless on the curb as the brawl continued around him. He was struck multiple times.  

Prosecutors say a friend of the victim got into a verbal argument with a group of eight men and the argument became physical.

The victims personal property was stolen during the incident.

Watch the video below -- WARNING: There is graphic language and violence.

Police identify 4 men still at large

Police announced April 19 night they are still searching for four men: Darnell Shaw, 19, Myron Larkins, 20, Rachann Yarbrough, 21, and Tyrone Larkins, 24.

You can see images of the four men below.

"To those four individuals, we will find you, we will arrest you," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

First suspects charged, arraigned

Keith Harvey, 26, of Detroit, and Stanley Faulk, 23, of Inkster, were both charged April 19 with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault.

Harvey is also charged with possession of cocaine.

A third man was taken into custody on April 18 in Warren. It's not clear if that was Curry or the man in custody who has yet to be charged.

Faulk had previously been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault. Harvey had been previously been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing and eluding.

Bond was set at $5 million for each defendant.

Third man charged

A third man was charged April 20 in connection with the violent brawl, bringing the total to three men charged, one man in custody and four men wanted by police.

Eddie Curry, 23, of Inkster, is charged with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault.

Curry was the third man charged in the assault.

Craig says suspects are from Inkster

Craig said on April 18 that officers had been looking for eight people. He made a point of saying all of the suspects are from the city of Inkster. At least one of the suspects is from Detroit.

He stressed people shouldn't think they can come to Detroit and act like this.

"You don't get to come to Detroit and engage in that kind of behavior. We have eyes everywhere ... so if you're watching this, do yourself a favor and simply turn yourself in," he said.

The chief said this doesn't appear to be gang-related or anything like that. "I have no idea" what motivated this, he said.

"That should have never happened," the chief said. "It's foolishness."

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The man shown lying motionless on the curb is expected to recover from his injuries. Craig said "cowards from Inkster" decided to attack the man for no apparent reason.

As for the witnesses who recorded the fight video, Craig said he doesn't understand how someone wouldn't try to help.

"It's mind-boggling to me that you see a crime in progress and instead of stopping it, assisting, calling police, you're busy trying to get a 'star' video or the most views on Facebook Live. It's ridiculous. And, yes, the footage does help us in most instances, when we get it, but I would rather your moral compass kicks in and says 'let's do the right thing' ... contact police," he said.

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