COLONIE- Four out-of-state construction workers were arrested on Wednesday after holding a coworker in a hotel room and beating him over the course of several hours, police said.
On Sunday, June 5, the victim was held in a room at the Days Inn at Airport Park Boulevard and beaten over the course of several hours, though he could not say specifically for how long due to his injuries, according to Colonie Police spokesman Lieutenant Robert Winn.
The victim, a 40-year-old man from West Virginia, was beaten with fists and kicked, as well as stabbed and bitten. He suffered a broken wrist, ankle, and facial bones, as well as lacerations to his head, torso, and back.
The suspects, Mark Skaggs, 33, of Anstede, W.Va., Shane McCallister, 29, of Mount Lookout, W.Va., Dallas Fox, 43, of Hickory, N.C., and Michael Grimmett, 32, of Ansted, Va., were charged with felony gang assault. According to Winn, the suspects were unhappy with the victim’s work ethic and comments he had been making to their families back home in West Virginia. All five men were in the area for construction job and were working for the same company, Carlyle Construction, which is based in Georgia, Winn said. On Sunday, around 9:42 p.m., police received a call from the victim’s girlfriend saying that he was being held against his will and beaten and stabbed.
The victim was still at Albany Medical Center as of Friday afternoon, according to Winn.