Thursday's News-Leader reports:
At least three witnesses told police they saw Mincks' attackers jump up and down on a car while he was pinned under it. But Moore said detectives now doubt the accounts.
"The police are frustrated. I'm frustrated," Moore said. "I've made it clear I would like to know the person or persons who inflicted the serious injury on this young man and hold them accountable, but it's a mess."
Deep in the News-Leader story -- five grafs from the bottom -- the victim's grandmother, Sue Mincks, makes some startling disclosures:
She said she learned from police that an argument over a woman may have preceded the attack, a detail not confirmed by police or prosecutors.
Police are still investigating the assault and haven't ruled out the possibility that it may have been racially motivated. Mincks is white; his attackers were black.
Her grandson, Sue Mincks said, is not a racist — but she did confirm that one of his many tattoos is a swastika: "That has nothing to do with what happened here," she said. "And does that entail you get a beating?"