Sentencing Delayed for Man Charged in Assault of 3 Dakota Teens

Gerald Henry King Jr. of Sterling Heights is expected to finish testifying in court Tuesday regarding his alleged involvement in the June 2011 assault of three Dakota High School students.

A 46-year-old Sterling Heights man will soon be sentenced for his alleged involvement in the June 2011 assault of three students.

Gerald Henry King Jr. is expected to finish testifying Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in the trial of Vincent Bosca (Sterling Heights) and Allen Roy Brontkowski (Shelby Township), who, along with King, are to Bosca's Sterling Hights home on June 13, 2011 and proceeding to imprison, beat and terrorize them for several hours.

King testified Friday that Bosca laid out the trap after the teens broke into Bosca's home several days before. The initial plan was to scare the boys before calling police, but when the teens fought back, the situation became violent, with King punching and kicking the youths as well as threatening them with a running circular saw, according to the Press & Guide.

“I wanted to subdue them,” King is quoted as saying in the Press & Guide. “They had some brass notions about who they were and what they wanted to be. My adrenalin was going, high anxiety. The whole situation I think got to us all, an adrenalin high, not thinking straight.”

As a result of his efforts to "subdue" the teens, King faces 10 different charges, including assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, unlawful imprisonment and extortion–all felony crimes punishable by a maximum of 10 to 20 years in prison. King has plead guilty to these charges.

Bosca and Brontkowski face the same 10 counts, with Bosca facing the additional charge of manufacture or delivery of marijuana, and maintaining a drug house, as he had a medical marijuana caregiver license but was producing more than what was demanded by his patients, according to prosecutors.

During his testimony Friday, King admitted to hitting one boy in the leg and another in the arm with the back of a hatchet, according to the Press & Guide. Although King said he asked Bosca to call the police multiple times, the Press & Guide reports, “His response was he wanted to question them first and call police. It was Vince’s house. He was in command I guess.”

King also admitted to helping duct-tape the teens' arms and legs, after which he testified, “I knew at that point that we were not calling police. We were looking at trouble if police got involved," according to the Press & Guide.

After the trio released the teens, one of the boy's parents reported the alleged abduction and assault to police.

King is expected to finish his testimony Tuesday, after which the prosecution will likely rest its case. Sentencing will follow. 

Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 11:48 PM
These men are claiming their actions were in self-defense (to a certain extent). If you were on the jury, would you be able to see this from their side?
Dagmar VanSlyke July 10, 2012 at 05:54 PM
truthfully? To answer the question of the reporter... YES! I would see it from their side. Adrenalin can do a lot to the human brain.... I know it's not an excuse for what they did... but IMHO, they are probably sick of these young punks making our neighbor hoods unsafe and the police force not doing anything about it (due to budget cuts! So can't really blame them either. I was told by a Police officer there are only 5 units available for our area...!!) We have a scooter in our yard that we can't bring in the house, or fit in our shed, so for weeks now we have been finding that people try to take it. My husband NEEDS this vehicle to get around because he had a brain injury. WHY would you want to steal that from someone in need? I am watching now! If i catch anyone, you bet your booty I am going to defend my property!
Cheryl Grainger July 11, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Kids today think they can do anything they want and get away with it. If I were on this jury I would absolutely be able to see things from their side.
michelle warner July 13, 2012 at 01:12 AM
You need help. I know these men, not the first time they have had drug charges against them, they are the very definition of drug addicts and or complete idiots that need full time supervision, Mr. Bosca got his 15 year old son involved, there should be charges for that too. Whats the lesson from the men to the children, drugs are that valueable. I can't believe people can be so stupid.
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 13, 2012 at 01:48 AM
The jury was deliberating Thursday. We should have an update tomorrow. Check back with Patch to find out the verdict.
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Here's how the jury ruled: http://patch.com/A-wbtG Sentencing to come.
jeff hackel July 15, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Where any charges filed against the teens for the alleged break in or was it even investigated?
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 02:07 AM
To answer Jeff's question above, I am not aware of any charges being filed against the teens. Because of the nature of the assault and the age of the teens, their names have been kept confidential.
andrea ayres July 16, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I have known Vince an Al since I was 16, read my comment below... are all of these people high ?
dont throw stones July 25, 2012 at 05:49 PM
These men have no prior drug charges and what charges do you have against you Michelle?.... Arson...??? I remember Vince paying thousands to get you off for trying to burn down his home while you were drunk and trying to beat him up.... Sound like a bad guy to you. Him and his parents buying you a hair salon... your an alcohlic so who are you do judge anyone. Really?????? People should really think before they speak.
dont throw stones July 25, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Andrea should all your insane actions that you have done over the years and drugs you have done yourself be displayed for the world to see. You havent seen Vince in over 20 years so what do you know?????? Not much from what your best friend has to say about you... lol
dont throw stones July 25, 2012 at 05:55 PM
His son is not 15 so there goes to show you as well that you dont have a clue. Have another drink.
dont throw stones July 25, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Amen is what we say at the end of a prayer. So here goes one: I pray God has mercy on us all because we are all sinners. And only God can judge us. So I, and I am sure since Vince is such a wonderful, forgiving, loving man, that he too will forgive you for you know not what you do and say. AMEN!
dont throw stones July 25, 2012 at 06:01 PM
And if she was your best friend would you talk about her son like that. WOW glad your not my friend.
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 06:01 PM
This comment has been deleted for violating Patch's Terms of Use. Profanity in any form is against Patch policy. http://macomb.patch.com/terms


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