A twelve year-old white boy in the Arkansas town of Conway was recently attacked from behind by a sixteen year-old Black boy who was wearing brass knuckles. The attack reportedly left a hole in the twelve-year-old’s cheek and broke his teeth.
Screen image from YouTube video shows Kane Millsaps wearing brass knuckles on his left hand as he prepares to attack.
The sixteen-year-old, identified by police as Kane Millsaps, was charged as an adult with felony first degree battery and for possession of the brass knuckles in the May 31 attack after cellphone video of the attack posted to YouTube by Millsaps was brought to the attention of police. The video shows Millsaps approaching the victim from behind and delivering a roundhouse left that dropped the victim to the pavement. Millsaps then is seen leaning over the victim raining left-handed punches to the head and face of the defenseless boy.
Screen image of Millsaps delivering a roundhouse blow from behind via Arkansas Matters.
The video has since been pulled by YouTube.
A copy of the unedited video was posted by TheCabin.net.
Officers learned of the incident when a witness’s family member brought the video to the Conway Police Department on June 1. When officers spoke with the victim, they noted his right eye was bruised, there was a cut on his neck and he had broken teeth.
The victim said he lost consciousness after being hit and “when he woke up he thought he had gravel in his mouth but it was pieces of his teeth,” the affidavit stated.
A witness who recorded the incident on Millsaps’s phone said Millsaps told her the victim had provoked him, a claim she disputed.
The witness told investigators that the victim “did not even see Millsaps coming and did not know he was going to be hit,” the affidavit stated.
A girl seen pushing Millsaps off the victim at the end of the video said the victim “had a hole in his cheek which may need stitches,” the affidavit states.
Millsaps was arrested June 2 at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Services division after meeting with his probation officer.