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Beating victim may have jumped from window, chased after suspects’ car

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(Jonathan Glover / SR)
From staff reports

The Eastern Washington University student who was brutally beaten at an apartment complex Oct. 8 may have jumped from a second-story window to chase after the suspects’ car before the assault, according to court documents.

Two men – John T. Mellgren, 24, and Damian C. Dunigan, 20 – were charged with attempted murder this week in connection with the beating of 20-year-old track star Robert “Drew” Schreiber. Witnesses told police a third man took part in the assault, but no other suspects have been arrested.

Schreiber’s family and track coach have said they don’t believe Schreiber knew the assailants. According to court documents, Mellgren told police that he and his girlfriend were in the back seat of a sedan as it drove past Schreiber’s apartment.

Mellgren said they watched Schreiber jump from his second-floor window, chase after their car, jump onto the trunk and kick in the rear windshield, “showering everyone in the back seat with glass,” according to court documents.

Schreiber received severe head injuries when the three suspects kicked him in the torso and beat him with a baseball bat, police wrote in court documents. He remains in critical condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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