Police ID bikers who viciously beat Carleton man after he bumped into one at bar, officials say

Carleton police looking to talk to men in photo

Members of the Iron Coffins motorcycle club. (Carleton Police Department)

CARLETON, Mich. – Police have identified all the members of a biker club involved in the vicious beating of a Carleton man who accidentally bumped into one of them at a bar, officials said.

UPDATE: Case won’t proceed against bikers in Carleton bar beating due to lack of witness cooperation

Carleton police officers were called Saturday (April 2) to the Wolf’s Den Bar in the 1400 block of Monroe Street, they said.

Witnesses told police that a 35-year-old Carleton man had been exiting the bar through the front door when he accidentally bumped into someone wearing the colors of the Iron Coffins motorcycle club.

Multiple members of the group started to yell at the man, so he decided to leave the bar through a side door, according to authorities. He tried to walk away from several members of the club, but they followed him, officials said.

The victim fended off the first attacker, but several other members of the club joined in, police said.

The man is suffering from seizures and received 28 staples to close a wound in his head, according to authorities.

Police were able to identify everyone in the photo above, and now they are searching for them. They want to interview those involved before sending the case to prosecutors for review.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Carleton Police Department at 734-654-6717.


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