William Edward Wilson
William Edward Wilson (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Boulder police arrested two men -- including one who previously pleaded guilty to his role in a bar fight earlier this year -- after a man said they assaulted and robbed him on the bike path behind the Broker Inn on Saturday.

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. The victim also told them he did not have his keys, which were in his hand at the time of the attack.

Anthony Tyjuan Celestine
Anthony Tyjuan Celestine (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

The victim was taken to Boulder Community Hospital and had a cut on his face that required stitches as well as a possible broken eye socket and jaw, according to the report.

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 being paid for by Celestine's brother, Kendrick, who also was in the room.

Police found clothing in the room matching the description given by the victim, who also positively identified Anthony Celestine and Wilson as the two men who attacked him, according to the report. The victim also stated Wilson was the one to throw the first punch.

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.

Police believe Kendrick Celestine -- a former University of Colorado football player -- was not involved.

Both Anthony and Kendrick Celestine were involved in an altercation in May at the former Shooters Grill and Bar on Walnut Street in which police say Anthony Celestine grabbed a woman's buttocks, causing a fight between the woman's friends, the Celestines and a bouncer.

Anthony Celestine pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and public indecency and served 60 days of work release and is also on two years probation for that crime. Kendrick Celestine pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation.

Wilson has no prior criminal history in Colorado, according to court records.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of robbery and second-degree assault in the Broker Inn case. Both remain in custody at the Boulder County Jail and are scheduled to be formally charged Thursday.

Both are being held on $50,000 bond in the robbery case. Celestine also has a $500 bond on a failure to appear warrant out of Broomfield in a shoplifting case.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329 or byarsm@dailycamera.com.