3 of 5 suspects in 12-person Hampton Beach brawl expected to plead guilty
HAMPTON — Three of the five people involved in the Hampton Beach brawl on Jan. 3 are expected to plead guilty on Thursday.
Casey Walker, 22, of Hampton, Caleb Butts, 24, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Butts’ 22-year-old brother Jacob Butts, of Seabrook, are scheduled to plead guilty in Rockingham Superior Court Thursday at 12:30 p.m., according to Seacoastonline. Walker’s brother, Christopher Walker, 24, and Dylan Justus, 23, who police said was Casey Walker’s boyfriend, are still going to trial.
The Walker siblings were arrested the morning after the incident with Casey Walker being the alleged center of the fight. There were three victims, one male and two female. Police believe the female was the target of the fight.
More charges have been filed since the original date of the incident due to footage of the fight being released to police, which led to police filing more serious charges.
In the video, the woman and two males victims could be seen lying down, defenseless, while being punched in the back and kicked by the suspects, according to police.
The five face 31 charges combined, including: first and second degree assault, riot, and reckless conduct. Christopher Walker’s trial is scheduled for Feb. 6. Justus’ trial has not been scheduled.
Casey Walker was indicted on 10 charges – two of first degree assault, two of second degree assault, four counts of simple assault and one count each of reckless conduct and riot. Jacob Butts was indicted on two counts of attempted second degree assault, three counts of simple assault and one count each of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and riot. Caleb Butts faces one count each of reckless conduct, second degree assault, attempted second degree assault and riot.
Christopher Walker faces three counts of simple assault and one count each of attempted first degree assault, second degree assault and riot. Justus faces two counts of second degree assault and one count each of attempted first degree assault, attempted second degree assault, reckless conduct and riot, seacoast reports.