A Billings man is charged with attacking a newspaper carrier, leaving him with cracked ribs, a punctured lung and a fractured cheek.
The Billings Gazette reports 18-year-old Perris Juwan Mansfield was charged with felony robbery Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. His bail was set at $30,000.
Prosecutors say Mansfield and another teen attacked a 35-year-old man delivering newspapers for The Billings Gazette on Nov. 16.
Charging documents say the two approached the carrier and asked him for money. When he said he didn't have any, the two punched him in the face, kicked him when he fell to the ground and took his wallet.
A witness saw the victim on the ground and he another person took him to the hospital. An officer says the man's eyes were almost swollen shut.