Original Case Details
Lee James Mouat Jr., a resident of the city of Newport in Monroe County, MI is accused of ethnic intimidation and assault charges for allegedly striking a black male in the face with a bicycle chain along with hurling a racial slur at the man. Mouat Jr. is 42 years old and the alleged victim is 18 years old. The attack is being viewed as racially motivated and as such, Mouat Jr. remains in custody pending his next court date. His bond is currently set at $100,000 cash or surety. It is alleged that two groups of people were swimming in the water at the beach at Sterling State Park. One group of people was all white, while the other group was all black. While the groups were leaving the water, they began to exchange insults. As the intensity grew in this situation, Mouat Jr. is alleged to have gone to his car and grabbed a bike lock. He then approached the victim, called him the “N” word, and hit him in the face with the lock. Once that happened, an all-out fight occurred between multiple people. The victim sustained serious injuries that were luckily not life threatening.