The three men, believed to be members of the Heartless Felons street gang, reportedly assaulted a 31-year-old man after storming into his apartment in the city’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood last Thursday.
Two of the suspects, Nathaniel Ramos Jr., 18, and Kelli Dunnican, 22, were wearing masks at the time, Cleveland.com reports.
Once inside, Ramos, Dunnican and another suspected gang member, Troy White, 47, pummeled the man, punching and kicking him along with another 51-year-old man inside the home. The goons then tied the 31-year-old man’s hands behind his back with blue tape, police said.
Jail house justice: Ex-con Troy White sodomized a 31-year-old man he claimed to be a criminal associate with a metal pipe threader as Ramos and Dunnican held the victim down
The younger victim, who White claims is a criminal associate, called White a homophobic slur and accused him of sexually assaulting other inmates while in prison, prompting the ex-con to sodomize the man with a metal pipe threader as Ramos and Dunnican held the victim down, authorities said.
Ramos doused both victims with gasoline, but the suspects ultimately decided against setting them on fire after Dunnican talked them out of it, police reports show.
Their final retribution was thwarted when another man suddenly showed up at the house and fought with the three suspects.
White shot him twice the 41-year-old new entrant in his right leg, forcing the wounded man to run and barricade himself inside a room and held the door shut behind him as he screamed for help. The three home invaders fled the home, but not before Dunnican stole a cellphone and a pair of shoes, according to police reports.
The three suspects were later arrested after running through back yards, where the two younger men were arrested. Cops found White hiding inside a detached garage, along with a handgun in his pocket.
Ramos was found in possession of 14 baggies of marijuana and reeked of gasoline, cops said. Dunnican was found carrying rolls of duct tape, a knife and three cellphones, including the one stolen from the victim’s apartment. Both Dunnican and Ramos, neither of whom have adult criminal records. declined to talk to investigators.
However, White is a career criminal who has served two stints in prison for armed robbery, with further time pending following sentencing scheduled for later this month for an apartment burglary in May. He admitted to police he was involved in a theft ring with both victims and that they had smoked crack together earlier that day, according to police reports.
White is charged with felonious assault and is being held on $100,000 bond.
Ramos and Dunnican are charged with aggravated burglary with bond set at $25,000 for Ramos. Bond for Duncan is set at $50,000.