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3 Arrested in Brutal Capitol Hill Beating



    New Evidence Revelation in Eastern Market Attack

    New revelations about a savage beating that left a man unconscious in D.C.'s Eastern Market area. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012)

    The Metropolitan Police Department arrested three people in the brutal beating of a man near Eastern Market in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, officials announced Wednesday night.

    Tommy Tyrone Branch, 21, of Fort Washington, Md.; 18-year-old Michael Moore, of Landover, Md., and a juvenile male were charged with armed robbery. The juvenile, 17-year-old Sunny Kuti, was charged as an adult. All are being held without bond.

    Additional charges will be brought in the beating of 29-year-old Thomas Maslin, police said.

    Maslin’s wife, Abby, said her husband is aware of the arrests. She showed him a news report Thursday.

    3 Arrested in Brutal Capitol Hill Beating

    [DC] 3 Arrested in Brutal Capitol Hill Beating
    Three male suspects were arrested in the brutal beating of Thomas Maslin in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. News4's Shomari Stone reports.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012)

    “He was pretty astounded,” she said.

    Maslin was nearly beaten to death a few weeks ago. A passerby found him on the porch of a house in the 700 block of North Carolina Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18, almost eight hours after the attack.

    Maslin had left the Tune Inn at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania in Southeast about 12:30 a.m. to walk home. At 12:57 a.m., someone attempted to use his credit card at the Exxon station in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

    About 3:30 a.m., three individuals were arrested for the alleged robbery of cellphones from three men on 18th Street. Investigators found the three cellphones as well as a black iPhone. The three suspects were charged with armed robbery but were released by a judge into a high-intensity supervision program, the Associated Press reported.

    Days later, police released surveillance video showing three people in a silver Hyundai at the Exxon station where there was an attempt to use Maslin's credit card.

    A tip received Sept. 21 led police to the Hyundai and its owner -- Branch. That’s when the black iPhone was examined and determined to belong to Maslin after it had been sitting in the property control division for a month, News4's Jackie Bensen reported.

    Anyone with knowledge of the incident should call police at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.