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2 more charged in November beating

– Two additional men are accused of beating a man until he was unconscious and holding him captive for several hours last month.

Kulon N. Lewis Jr., 20, and Charles L. Phillips Jr., 18, were charged Thursday with felony battery and criminal confinement.

On Nov. 8, they, Justin C. Dawson and two other men drove to Coventry Court Town Homes on Pinegrove Lane, off Fairfield Avenue, to confront James “JJ” Oldham Jr., according to a probable cause affidavit.

Police said four people chased Oldham and then began kicking and punching him. Surveillance video from the apartment complex shows the men walking Oldham to the car and forcing him into the back seat. He was then taken to an unknown location and held captive for three hours, police said.

During that time, Dawson took out a gun and pistol-whipped Oldham after he refused to tell Dawson where his money was, court records said.

Oldham was beaten repeatedly for several hours and then taken to a second unknown location where he was held captive for about 30 minutes.

Lewis and Phillips were being held Thursday in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Dawson, 18, was charged in mid-November with battery and criminal confinement. He had not been arrested as of Thursday night.