Three men -- one of them wielding a piece of wood -- are facing charges for beating two people during a melee that involved about 15 people in Bethlehem early Sunday morning, officials said.
The assault was captured on city surveillance cameras, officials said.
After reviewing the footage, Joshua Garcia, 24, Gustavo Rivera, 25, and Johnathon Rivera, 23, were all charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and harassment in the beating of Randy Howell and Bleechel Hernandez during a fracas in the 1000 block of Mechanic Street in Bethlehem at about 4:20 a.m., officials said.
Officers arrived on the scene to find Howell and Hernandez with head injuries, officials said.
Howell was punched and kicked by Gustavo Rivera and Johnathon Rivera before being hit with a wooden club in the back of the head by Garcia, and when Hernandez tried to intervene, Garcia hit her in the head with the club and knocked her to the ground, officials said.
Garcia and both Riveras continued to pummel Howell until he was unconscious, and then fled, officials said.
According to court documents, the three men were committed to the Northampton County Prison. Garcia, of 317 North Irving St., Allentown, was being held on $75,000 bail, while Gustavo Rivera, of 805 E. Washington Ave., Bethlehem, and Johnathon Rivera, of 911 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, were both being held on $50,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for the trio on 9 a.m. Aug. 15.