Fugitive of the Week: 3 wanted for assault, robbery on Onondaga Nation

On The Lookout - Fugitive of the Week

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three individuals who are wanted for assault and robbery.

In July of 2019, a 41-year-old man and his wife, from out of state, were visiting family on the Onondaga Nation.

In the early morning of July 20, the couple and the wife’s sister drove to the Nation Dam where detective say they were drinking and listening to music.

When they arrived, there were several other individuals who were at the dam.

At one point, three men approached the man and asked him who he was. After talking for some time, one of the men hit the victim with a nearly full can of beer, according to detectives.

Then, the three men allegedly started punching and kicking the victim repeatedly. At one point, the wife and her sister covered the victim’s body with their own to try and shield him from the beating.

Both women were injured as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

The three suspects then fled from the scene in the victim’s car.

The suspects have been identified as brothers Shane and Brian Bucktooth, and Michael Thomas.

Shane Bucktooth has been described as a 37-year-old man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6’4″ and 340 pounds.

Shane Bucktooth (Courtesy of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office)

Brian Bucktooth has been described as a 31-year-old man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6′ and 237 pounds.

Brian Bucktooth (Courtesy of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office)

Michael Thomas has been described as a 33-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’7″ and 180 pounds.

Michael Thomas (Courtesy of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the sheriff’s office, Shane Bucktooth has priors for assault, DWI, criminal contempt, sex abuse and violation probation.

Brian Bucktooth has priors for DWI, reckless endangerment and fleeing police.

Michael Thomas has been arrested for assault, possession of stolen property, menacing, DWI and violating probation.

All three are believed to be on the Onondaga Nation, according to the sheriff’s office.

If you know where any of these individuals are, call the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Warrant Unit tip line at (315) 435-3032.

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