Wanted men named in Akwesasne baseball bat beating

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

AKWESASNE – Akwesasne Mohawk Police have named three First Nations men wanted in connection to a vicious beating of two men earlier this month.

A 20-year-old Akwesasne man was airlifted to a Burlington, Vt. hospital Oct. 13 with serious non-life threatening injuries while a 31-year-old Brasher Falls, N.Y. man suffered minor injuries in the assault. He was treated and released from hospital.

Police announced Monday (Oct. 30), they are looking for 26-year-old Johnathan Leonard Francis, 30-year-old Jeremy Richard Francis and 26-year-old Ariwiio Logan Swamp – all of Akwesasne.

There are arrest warrants for the three men to face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and extortion using a firearm.

A 26-year-old Akwesasne man, Aaron Vaughn Adams, was charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats, assault with a weapon and extortion. He has a December court date in Valleyfield, Que.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts of the trio is asked to call police at 613-575-2340 or Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.