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Police identify suspect who allegedly beat blind man in Germantown

Police have identified the suspect wanted in the brutal beating of a blind man as Mustafa Guyton, 29.

Mustafa Guyton, 29, allegedly beat a blind man in Germantown.
Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia police on Thursday identified a suspect wanted in connection with the brutal beating last week of a 33-year-old blind man in Germantown.

Investigators said Mustafa Guyton, 29, was the man caught on surveillance camera last Wednesday committing the assault.

The victim was shortly before noon walking on Seymour Street when he approached Guyton, who was allegedly standing on the corner at Wayne Avneue.

Police said Guyton hit the victim, knocking him to the ground, then kicked and stomped him, causing injuries to his face and head.


According to court documents, Guyton has a sizable rap sheet.

He was in 2008 sentenced to 2 to 5 years in prison, followed by 3 years of probation, after pleading guily to felony offenses of aggravated assault and carrying an unlicensed firearm.

Guyton was in 2005 sentenced to 3 to 23 months in prison, followed by 2 years of probation, after pleading guilty to manufacturing, delivering or possessing with the intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances.

He was in 2004 sentenced to 365 to 728 days in prison after pleading guilty to robbery in Delaware County.

Guyton is remains at large, and police are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353 or 3354, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.

 
 
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