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UPDATE: Assault Charge Dismissed after Immigration Agents Pick Up Suspect

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/7/14 @ 10:45 a.m.
RUSSELL, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An assault charge has been dropped against a man accused of getting into a fight with a co-worker at a restaurant in Russell, Kentucky.

The fight happened on March 27 in the parking lot of El Colonial Mexican Restaurant.

Police said the incident began as horseplay when Marcelino Pacheo Pedro, 21, was hit in the head with a broom handle, by David Ortiz.

Ortiz, 24, was arrested and charged with assault.

The manager of the restaurant said the incident happened after the men got off work.

Russell Police Detective Adam Davis tells WSAZ.com that the charge against Ortiz was dropped last week.

Davis says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement came to Greenup County and took Ortiz into custody.

The assault charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning that if Ortiz comes back to the area, he can be charged with the crime again.

Police say Pedro is still experiencing head pain and dizziness. He is expected to return to work in the next few weeks if his condition continues to improve.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/28/14 @ 11 p.m.
RUSSELL, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man was charged with assault in connection with a recent workplace attack that left a man with a serious brain injury, police said.

David Ortiz, 24, was charged with assault. The incident happened at the El Colonial restaurant in Russell.

Police said the incident began as horseplay when a man was hit in the head with a broom handle.

That man was taken to the hospital. Officers said he is believed to be in critical condition.

The manager of the restaurant said the incident happened after the men got off work.

Ortiz was taken to the Greenup County Detention Center.


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