Seabrook Man accused of beating neighbor posts $100 bond

A man accused of beating a cyclist in late October made bail Friday.

A man accused of severely beating a neighbor in late October made bail Friday. He posted a $100 bond.

Collin Fries is charged with misdemeanor assault in the incident.

KPRC 2 first reported the story on Monday night. Cyclist Elliott Reed said he was riding his bike last week when Fries approached him and told him to leave the neighborhood. When Reed pulled out his phone to record the interaction, he says Fries smashed his phone and pushed him off his bike before assaulting him.

Witnesses told Reed’s wife that Fries punched Reed an additional 12 times after he had fallen unconscious.

Officers with the Seabrook Police Department were called to the scene and arrested Fries. He was later charged.

The Seabrook Police Department said the incident is related to an ongoing conflict among neighbors.

Reed told KPRC 2 he believes he was targeted because he’s Black. Seabrook Police Chief Sean Wright told KPRC 2 the assault did not appear to be racially motivated.

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.