‘It could have been murder’: Father and son arrested for ‘beating and stomping unconscious man inches from death’ at Florida wedding reception
- Joel O’Grady, 38, and his son, Julian Falkinburg, 21, were both charged with aggravated battery
- Tyler Kaltenbach, 36, suffered a broken nose and broken cheek after being hit and left for dead in the parking lot of a Florida wedding venue last Saturday
- Father and son were arrested, with O’Grady posting a $100,000 bond and Falkinburg posting a $50,000 bond
- Kaltenbach will have to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery on his face with many teeth knocked out
A father and son have been arrested by police in Florida after they allegedly brutally beat a man at a wedding in Daytona Beach over the weekend.
Tyler Kaltenbach, 36, was left black and blue during the brutal beating — and the impact was so severe that he passed out at the scene, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Joel O’Grady, 38, and Julian Falkinburg, 21, both of Sanford near Orlando, are accused of beating Kaltenbach in the parking lot of the Granville Farms wedding venue in Lake Helen.
The father-son duo, described by the sheriff as “scumbags,” went on the run before being arrested on charges of aggravated battery.
It is not yet clear what caused the quarrel at the wedding.
‘Scumbag’ father and son: Joel O’Grady, 38, was charged with aggravated battery before being released on $100,000 bail, while his son, Julian Falkinburg, 21, was also charged with aggravated battery before posting a $50,000 bond.
Tyler Kaltenbach, 36, was so severely injured that he was passed out at the scene, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The beating of the couple was said to be brutal – they stomped on him while he was lying on the ground unconscious.
The couple was booked into the Volusia County Jail and O’Grady was released after posting $100,000 bond.
Falkinburg, meanwhile, posted $50,000 bond and was released Saturday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office.
“It doesn’t look like a hit. This guy goes down and then you stomp on him until he passes out. It could have easily been a homicide,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told Fox 35.
“Someone could have suffered significant brain damage. We hear about these things all the time.”
Kaltenbach could be seen in the parking lot of a wedding venue near Daytona Beach, Florida
Emergency services said Kaltenbach was found on the ground holding on for dear life. He is depicted in the moment of regaining consciousness
“This has got to be our first father-and-son ONCE UPON A WEEK post, but they’ve earned it. Not just kicking a person while they’re lying down, but when they’re passed out,” Chitwood wrote in a Facebook post.
Emergency services said Kaltenbach was found on the ground holding on for dear life.
He faces a long road to recovery, including having to undergo reconstructive surgery on his face after breaking his cheekbone.
“Dental work will be extensive. All his upper teeth were knocked out. A lot of his bottom teeth,” said family attorney Sarah Howells.
Authorities say O’Grady and Falkinburg have extensive criminal histories. The couple knew Kaltenbach, but it is unclear what led to the attack.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, pictured, named the couple “Scum of the Week”