December 04, 2011

Rayon Mcintosh - Soon To Be Free After Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Him On Felony Assault Charge


Manhattan, New York (The Weekly Vice) - Rayon Mcintosh, a 31-year-old New York man who used an iron rod to beat back two women who had jumped a McDonald's counter back in October has been cleared of his charges.

A few months ago we posted the dramatic video in which Mcintosh beat down two women who had hopped a McDonald's counter in an effort to chase him down.

was working a shift behind the register when the two women walked in and became angry because he questioned the authenticity of a $50 bill they handed him.

Mcintosh and both women were arrested in the beat down, but things are looking a little brighter for Mcintosh.

On Friday prosecutors announced that a grand jury has refused to indict Mcintosh on charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

After studying the case and watching the video repeatedly over an 11 day period, the grand jury voted to dismiss the charges against Mcintosh.

"I think the grand jury had a lot of sympathy for him based on their view of the videotape and how the two women were behaving," said Mcintosh defense attorney, Theodore Herlich.

The two women involved - who both suffered injuries from the incident - continue to face charges for their parts.

Mcintosh was not in court to hear the grand jury's verdict. When the verdict was read, he was on a bus headed back to Rikers Island jail where he is still being held on $40,000 bail.

Prosecutors say a procedural complication prevented his immediate release.

Our previous story on this case can be read here.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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