Two women are arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter, 60, who was 'punched and kicked in the head' when he stopped to take video of BLM protesters

Two women have been arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter when he stopped to take video of protesters during a chaotic night of violence near the state Capitol last month.
Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O'Reilly, 33, were arrested in Madison on Monday on suspicion of being parties to the crimes of substantial battery and robbery with use of force. 
They turned themselves in to police after members of the public identified them when police released surveillance images of them during the protests the night of June 23. 
Carpenter said he was heading to his office at about midnight when he stopped to take cell phone video of protesters near the state Capitol. 
Samantha Hamer, 26
Kerida O'Reilly, 33
Samantha Hamer, 26, (left) and Kerida O'Reilly, 33, (right) were arrested in Madison on Monday over the beating of Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter during protests near the state Capitol on June 23
Violence had early broken out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. 
Carpenter said he was attacked while heading to his office at about midnight when he stopped to take cell phone video of protesters near the state Capitol
Carpenter said he was attacked while heading to his office at about midnight when he stopped to take cell phone video of protesters near the state Capitol
The protesters had toppled two statues outside the state Capitol and threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building. 
Video footage captured by the Senator showed hundreds of protesters chanting in the street before Hamer and O'Reilly broke away from the pack and ran towards him. 
'Hey, you're not recording,' one of the women shouted as she tried to grab Carpenter's phone. 
The Senator could be heard telling the women to 'leave' his phone before she demanded that he delete the video. 
He told police that one of the women knocked his phone out of his hand before he was sucker punched. 
Carpenter said he fell to the ground as a group of at least eight to 10 people started punching and kicking him. 
His phone and glasses were taken from him before later being returned.  
State Sen. Tim Carpenter collapses after protesters attack him
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The two women turned themselves in to police after members of the public identified them when police released surveillance images (above) of them during the protests
The two women turned themselves in to police after members of the public identified them when police released surveillance images (above) of them during the protests
Video footage captured by the Senator showed hundreds of protesters chanting in the street before Hamer and O'Reilly broke away from the pack and ran towards him
Video footage captured by the Senator showed hundreds of protesters chanting in the street before Hamer and O'Reilly broke away from the pack and ran towards him
The Senator could be heard telling the women to 'leave' his phone before she demanded that he delete the video. He told police that one of the women knocked his phone out of his hand before he was sucker punched
The Senator could be heard telling the women to 'leave' his phone before she demanded that he delete the video. He told police that one of the women knocked his phone out of his hand before he was sucker punched
Police said a member of the press who witnessed the incident later told investigators that Carpenter was repeatedly kicked while on the ground - even as he tried to explain he was an ally.  
When the attack subsided, Carpenter said he was able to explain to the protesters who he was before he 'stumbled' toward the Capitol where he laid down on the grass.  
Paramedics treated Carpenter at the scene but, at the time, he decided against going to the hospital. 

He took himself to the hospital later where he was treated for pain in his neck, arms, ribs and head.  
Police put out the images of his attackers and urged for the public to help track them down. 
The two women handed themselves in to authorities on Monday. 
They have each been charged with substantial battery party to a crime and robbery with use of force party to a crime. 
Violence had early broken out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a black man. The protesters had toppled two statues outside the state Capitol and threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building
Violence had early broken out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a black man. The protesters had toppled two statues outside the state Capitol and threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building
Two women are arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter, 60, who was 'punched and kicked in the head' when he stopped to take video of BLM protesters Two women are arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter, 60, who was 'punched and kicked in the head' when he stopped to take video of BLM protesters Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 02:14 Rating: 5

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