Two men arrested Saturday after police say they mugged a man on the bike path behind the Broker Inn were formally charged with second-degree assault and robbery Thursday.
Anthony Tyjuan Celestine and William Edwards Wilson, both 20, appeared in court today at the Boulder County Jail, where they remain in custody on $50,000 bond.
Both the robbery and second-degree assault charges are Class 4 felonies. Celestine also has a failure to appear warrant out of Broomfield on a shoplifting case.
According to police reports, a man said he was walking on the bike path behind the Broker Inn around 7 p.m. Saturday on his way back to a cabin at Chautauqua, where he was staying, when two males came out onto the path.
The victim told police that one of the men punched him in the face and then hit him several more times while he was on the ground until he gave them his wallet.
Shortly after police arrived on scene, a front desk clerk at the Broker said two men matching the description of the suspects were staying at the hotel.
According to the report, police found Anthony Tyjuan Celestine and William Edwards Wilson, both 20, in a room containing clothing matching the description given by the victim. The victim also positively identified Celestine and Wilson as the two men who attacked him.
Anthony Celestine told officers he and Wilson were smoking near the path when he said the victim used a racial slur toward them and Celestine punched him, according to the report. Celestine said they did not take the wallet, though police found a large amount of cash on him.
Wilson told police the victim dropped his wallet and keys while running and that he threw the keys in a nearby tree. He then said he threw the wallet away in a trash can at the Broker because he "didn't need that (expletive) on me." Officers found the wallet with the victim's ID and cards, but no cash.