March 20, 2014

Poker game leads to beer bottle attack

One man was arrested and a second went to the hospital after a fight over money broke out during  a poker game early today.

When Deputy Deanna Torres arrived at the home on Aviation Boulevard in Marathon at 2 a.m., they met the victim’s brother outside. He told them his brother had been hit in the head with an empty Corona beer bottle and was bleeding heavily. He advised the deputies not to go inside alone because there were a lot of people inside “acting crazy”.

Deputies Garrett Test and Danielle Malone arrived quickly on the scene and the three officers entered the house. They found the victim covered in blood, sitting just inside the door. They found a number of other people inside, and broken bottles and blood trails leading too all the rooms in the house with the largest concentration of blood in the living room.

The victim and other witnesses identified the suspect as 21 year old Isaac Vargas, a roommate of the victim. He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. The victim was taken to Fishermen’s Hospital where received numerous staples to close two wounds in his head.

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