4 men arrested in connection to Daytona Beach beating, stabbing

Police find Adrian Marion, 24, on sidewalk unconscious, bleeding

Juan Delarosa, Kevin Shepard, previous booking photo of James Ritchie, Richard Lindsey.
Juan Delarosa, Kevin Shepard, previous booking photo of James Ritchie, Richard Lindsey.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four men have been arrested in connection to a beating and stabbing that happened early Saturday morning, police said.

It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at Cruisin' Café on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.

Police arrived at the scene to find Adrian Marion, 24, lying on the sidewalk unconscious and bleeding. Police said Marion suffered five stab wounds and a contusion to his right eye.

Witnesses told police they saw the group of men involved in the incident walking south on South Coates Street behind the café. Police found three men, identified as Juan Delarosa, Kevin Shepard and James Ritchie, who were detained.

An officer found a pocket knife in Delarosa's pocket. Police said blood was found on the knife, but it's unknown if it's Marion's blood. The officer also found a prescription bottle with no label that contained a bag with marijuana and methamphetamine, according to the police report.

Surveillance video showed Delarosa arrive at the scene on his motorcycle at the intersection of South Atlantic Avenue and Main Street when a fight was in progress, police said.

Delarosa got off his motorcycle and was seen engaging in the fight, along with Marion, Shepard, Ritchie, Richard Lindsey and other patrons, according to the police report.

Delarosa left the fight and went to Cruisin' Café, where he removed his motorcycle association's colors and attempted to hide them behind the counter of the bar, police said. The officer retrieved the colors and they contained what appeared to be blood splatter.

Lindsey admitted to police to "throwing fists" with Marion because Marion had allegedly "hit Rob's daughter," according to the police report.

Marion was taken to Halifax Hospital. His condition was not given.

Police said Delarosa was arrested and charged with aggravated battery (deadly weapon), possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis not more than 20 grams.

Shepard and Ritchie were arrested and charged with battery touch/strike. Lindsey was charged with felony battery.