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Four indicted on ethnic intimidation, assault charges in downtown attack

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Metro security cameras caught the incident involving Jonathan Deters (provided photo). Metro security cameras caught the incident involving Jonathan Deters (provided photo).
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Four people have been indicted in connection to an attack that happened in May near the Taste of Cincinnati.

One of the victims was the 23-year-old son of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.

Matthew Johnson Jr., 23, Onea Lapsley, 22, Joshua McCoy, 21, and Yahdea Brown, 19, were indicted Tuesday on single felony counts of felonious assault, aggravated riot and ethnic intimidation, as well as two misdemeanor counts of assault.

[Read the full indictment here]

A 17-year-old suspect is also facing the same charges.

Jonathan Deters and 23-year-old Allison Crable were walking on West 9th Street around midnight following the Taste of Cincinnati when they were approached by the five to six people, officers said.

The suspects allegedly hit and knocked them to the ground and punched Crable in the face. Officers said the victims weren't robbed of anything. The two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The case will be handled by special prosecutor Daniel Breyer at the request of Joe Deters, due to his relationship with the victim in the case.

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