GH man attacked

Paramedics treated an assault victim while police searched for the suspect Wednesday afternoon in Grand Haven.
Becky Vargo
Nov 27, 2013


Police were called to the corner of Third and Elliott streets at about 3:30 p.m. when witnesses said a group of men assaulted a man.

Nathan Randles, 18, said an older man slugged him in the face and knocked him to the ground.

Randles' friend, Isaiah Wilson, said the two were walking east on Elliott Street and were near the stop sign at Third Street when they were approached by three or four other men.

“He was speaking of gang violence and The Bloods,” Wilson said of the assaulter. “He hit (Randles) in his face a couple of times. They threw him down and kicked him repeatedly.”

At one point, a woman came out of her house with a baseball bat. Wilson said the suspect saw that and swore, and kicked Randles three more times before walking away.

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officers responded and immediately started searching the area for the suspects. An Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit also worked the area.

Randles was checked by paramedics and released. He suffered scrapes and bruises to his head, arms and legs.

Randles said he is originally from Muskegon, but moved to Grand Haven to get away from trouble.

Police said it is unusual to have this type of incident in broad daylight.

Wilson said Grand Haven is a safe area.

“Problems like this that cause violence need to be handled appropriately to ensure the safety of the citizens,” he said.



Barry Soetoro

OK - so be on the lookout for "three - four other males". Got it.

retired DOC

"Older", 30, 40, 50, 60? White, black, brown, yellow red? Why didn't we get that info?


I'm surprised he wasn't minding his own business when the 3-4 dudes came out of no where.


He deserved it


He got what he deserved. Dont mess with the wrong people


So, are you the "wrong people"?


No. I just know the situation. He has alot of enemys.


So, was this the best way to deal with him? Now it seems, one of your friends is going to have some issues with the law?


What did the K-9 find? Donuts


Heard he bit the gal with the baseball bat who was later arrested for brandishing a dangerous sports-related weapon.
Isaiah was doing play by play during the dust up?


He definitely doesn't deserve to get attacked, but i do know nate and the things he does. He is always in trouble.


Post a Comment

Log in to your account to post comments here and on other stories, galleries and polls. Share your thoughts and reply to comments posted by others. Don't have an account on Create a new account today to get started.