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Bikers vs> SUV: Three Men Charged

It has been more than a week since a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a group of bikers that was caught on camera and investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
It has been more than a week since a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a group of bikers that was caught on camera and investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

3 men are charged with setting in motion the events that led up to the brutal beating.  Investigators are piecing together who played what part in the violence.

Reginald Chance seen in the video pounding his helmet on an SUV car window, made his first appearance in court Sunday.  Defiant as he flipped off reporters in court.  He faces charges including gang assault, assault in the first degree, and criminal possession of a weapon.  His attorney says the charges are too severe.

He says his client wasn't even there when Alexian Lien was pulled out of his car and beaten and a witness says the bikers went after his wife as well.

"My client obviously over-reacted in smashing the window, but beyond that he was not a participant in any assault on that victim."

Another biker, Robert Sims, seen in the video trying to open the door to the SUV as it drove away, appeared in court on Saturday and faces some of the same charges and we're now hearing the story of this biker, Christopher Cruz, who appears to be slowing down in front of the SUV when he was struck, allegedly triggering the mayhem.

He defended himself saying, "I think the media is being unfair with me."
"How so?"
"Because they don't know who I am.  They don't know what actually happened."
"What should we know about you?"
"That I am a family man of 2 kids.  I have a 2 year old and a 6 year old.  I try to stay away from trouble as much as possible."

His attorney weight in as well.  He said that Cruz wasn't slowing down, saying "There was no intention on Christopher's part to slow this 3.5 ton vehicle with his motorcycle."  He also said Cruz was injured by the SUV driver when he suddenly pulled away.

Edwin Mieses was critically injured.  His family says he's paralyzed.  Now police are asking for the public's help to identify these 2 people who they believe were present at the assault.  All in an effort to further piece together this puzzle that's far from complete.


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