LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Two more teens have been arrested, bringing the total to three, charged in connection with the severe beating of one of their classmates at a social gathering in Lake Jackson, KPRC 2 Investigates learned on Tuesday.
Ayden Holland, 17, and Logan Huber, 18, have both been charged with aggravated assault. Their arrests come days after 17-year-old Reid Mitchell was also charged with the same offense.
On Friday, Dec. 3, the Lake Jackson Police Department responded to an assault call at a home on Cherrywood Court around 11:30 p.m.
They arrived to find 16-year-old Cole Hagan suffering from injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
The victim’s older brother, Cory Hagan, said Cole was invited out to the social gathering in the Lake Jackson Farms neighborhood by his peers.
Sometime after Cole arrived at the party, another teenager informed him that his car had been damaged, causing him to go outside to check out his vehicle.
Moments later, he was attacked and severely beaten by the three teens who he believed were his friends. One of the students hit him from behind with a “blunt object,” Cory said.
Cory went on to say that the suspected ringleader of the entire incident planned the situation out earlier in the week.
After the students finished attacking Cole, they reportedly left him lying on the ground outside.
An investigation was launched and Mitchell, Holland and Huber were determined to be the perpetrators, police said. All three suspects attended Brazoswood High School with Cole and are members of the football team.
The brother told KPRC 2 that Cole, who is a wide receiver, is off the ventilator but had a rough night Sunday. Hagan said he has not been able to visit his brother due to COVID restrictions but said Cole is starting to speak and walk a little with the assistance of nurses. Cory also said the motive for the attack was possibly over a girl.
“The doctor said that it was blunt force trauma to the back of his head. He’s got fractures inward in the rear of his skull on both sides,” Cory explained.
On Wednesday, dozens within the Freeport community came together at the park to pray for Cole’s recovery. The group also lit candles, released balloons, and urged the youth to look out for one another.
In response to the recent arrests, Cory Hagan said, “we are grateful that Lake Jackson PD is doing a great job and justice is being served. We look forward to the remainder of the arrests being made.”
This case is still an active investigation so anyone with information is urged to contact the Lake Jackson Police Department at (979) 415-2700.