A judge ordered Scott (l) and Steve Leader held without bail pending a Sept. 3 dangerousness hearing, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.
State Police report the brothers interrupted their journey home from last night's Sox game to attack a homeless man they found wrapped in a sleeping bag on Columbia Road next to the JFK/UMass station.
According to State Police, their investigation showed that after urinating on the 58-year-old man around 12:30 a.m.:
They punched him multiple times and struck him with a metal pole. According to one witness statement, the victim may have slept with the pole nearby for protection.
The man was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.
State Police say Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, both of 375 Old Colony Ave., continued their pissing ways after their arrests:
Both became highly aggressive and combative while being booked at the South Boston Barracks - exposing themselves and urinating in the cell, challenging troopers to come into the cells to fight, banging on the cell door, and making threatening and anti-immigration statements. Scott Leader made a statement referring to the victim as an “illegal immigrant” and stated the reason he and his brother were arrested is that they were white and the victim was a minority (the victim, who is not being identified, is Hispanic). At one point Steve Leader punched and kicked the plexiglass on the cell door for 30 minutes continuously.
The pair were arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery for the purpose of intimidation because of national origin, open and gross lewdness, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and threatening to commit a crime, the DA's office reports. Steve Leader was arraigned on an additional count of malicious destruction of property.
At a Sept. 3 dangerousness hearing, a judge will decide whether to keep them behind bars until at least the conclusion of their trial.