Beaten suspect served jail time for similar attack
CNN – Regional
By SHELBY MYERS
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MOBILE, AL (WALA) – FOX10 News has uncovered new information about a man arrested after a brutal beating on Dauphin Island.
Joey Barrett Jr. is accused of assaulting four people in a food truck line with a knife and brass knuckles.
According to court documents, he has already served prison time for a similar crime.
In 2005, he pleaded guilty and served 18 months in prison for inciting a brawl at a fraternity house at Auburn University while shouting Roll Tide.
Reports say the 22-year-old stabbed three Auburn University students. Court documents indicate that one of the victims suffered a puncture of the lung.
Court documents also indicated that Barrett tried to bribe a man with a mental disability to take responsibility for the assault charges.
According to prison records, Barrett has been on the subway 10 times since 2002.
Barrett’s attorney, Jeff Deen, told FOX10 News of the Dauphin Island case: “Don’t believe everything you hear. There are three sides to each pancake.
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