A New Cassel man has been charged with attempted murder and assault, after choking his girlfriend and beating up a man he said was ruining his relationship with her.
According to Nassau County police, on Monday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 a.m., Ariel Garcia, 23, was in his Bond Street residence when he became involved in a verbal and physical confrontation with his 21-year-old girlfriend, choking her and preventing her from calling the police. He then took a metal trophy and left the residence in a taxi, threatening to kill a man who he claimed to ruin his ongoing relationship with the woman.
After arriving at a Duffy Avenue, Hicksville residence at 6 a.m, Garcia confronted a 31-year-old man, and struck him numerous times in the head with a trophy, causing him to sustain a serious head injury. After he fled the scene, the victim was able to contact police and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a skull fracture.
Garcia, sometime later, called 911 and surrendered himself to police while in Westbury. He is charged with second degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second degree strangulation, first degree unlawful imprisonment, third degree assault, fourth degree criminal mischief and fourth degree possession of a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Feb. 23.