Troy man sentenced to two years probation for filming attack


Troy High School senior filmed and posted video of 15 year-old boy being beaten unconscious

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — A Troy teen was sentenced to serve two years of community control for instigating and recording an attack of a 15 year-old Troy boy who was beaten until he lost consciousness last summer.

Anthony Olden, 18, of Troy, appeared for a sentencing hearing in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday with Judge Christopher Gee presiding.

Gee noted Olden showed no remorse for his actions, noting Olden “did more than take a video” since he encouraged the juvenile assailant to continue to hit the victim until he lost consciousness. Olden also posted the video of the attack on social media.

According to previous court records, Olden pleaded guilty by a bill of information to a fourth degree complicity to aggravated assault, reduced from the original second degree felony charge.

Miami County assistant prosecutor Janna Parker noted Olden’s age, but said she had grave concerns due to the significant injuries to the victim as well as Olden’s juvenile record which included previous assaults.

Judge Gee ordered Olden to maintain passing grades at Troy High School, abide by a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew unless he is employed, and undergo a mental health and anger management assessment. Olden also must obtain full-time employment or be enrolled in school full-time upon graduation. He also ordered Olden to have no contact with victim. Judge Gee reserved 17 months in prison for Olden if he violated conditions of community control.

According to reports, Olden recorded a pre-planned fight between two juvenile males at a Crawford Street home last June. Olden hid in a bathroom with a male juvenile, who was later charged with assault in juvenile court. As the 15 year-old male victim walked in the bathroom to retrieve an item for someone in the kitchen, he was struck in the face without warning or provocation. Olden could be heard on the video encouraging the 15 year-old juvenile assailant to continue to hit the victim until he lost consciousness as Olden continued to film. The victim suffered a broken eye socket, broken nose and fractured jaw. Olden later posted the video on social media where police confirmed the details of the incident.

Troy High School senior filmed and posted video of 15 year-old boy being beaten unconscious

By Melanie Yingst

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Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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