White Attackers Charged in Black Man’s Beating

SHAWNEE–Two white men captured on video beating a Black man outside a saloon in June has been charged with felony crimes in Pottawatomie County District Court.

The two men charged with felonies are Devan N. Johnson, 24, of Harrah, and Brandon Wayne Killian, 28, of Oklahoma City.

Both men were charged on July 5.

An attorney representing the victim’s family said his clients are pursuing a civil rights case against the defendants.

Jarric Deshawn Carolina, 36, was beaten at about 2 a.m. on June 22 in a parking lot outside the BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee.

A witness told police that the attackers shouted racial slurs and shouted, “White power!” as they fled the scene.

Monty Whittet, who is white, was also attacked, but he did not need medical treatment at the scene, police reported.

Both men were released from Pottawatomie County Jail each on $25,000 bail after the attack.

Mr. Killian failed to appear for an Oklahoma County court appearance stemming from a Jan. 2018 charge of possession of a stolen vehicle and drug paraphernalia and was arrested and jailed in Oklahoma County.

Also, he was scheduled to appear before an Oklahoma County judge last week, but the hearing was rescheduled for two weeks later.

At the courthouse, the family’s attorney, Edward Maguire, said he had been told by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office that additional details were being examined before bringing Mr. Killian before a judge.“At least the victim’s family knows where he’s going to be,” Mr. Maguire said.

“We do know that Mr. Killian will be in.

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