A Christmas Eve attack on Stock Island led to one man receiving stitches and another going to jail.
The 20 year old victim, who received five stitches to close a head injury, told detectives he was playing Xbox games on the front porch of a trailer in Roy’s Trailer Park at 1:30 a.m. His friend who’d been playing with him had gone to bed and his friend’s parents were inside.
He said he was attacked by a group of men who began throwing bottles, cans and Christmas decorations at him. He said the others in the trailer came outside when they heard the commotion. They all began to fight back as the suspects continued to throw things at them.
When Deputies Sean Moran and Aaron Coller arrived at the trailer park on Maloney Avenue, they saw the group of men described by the victim. As they drove up, the men ran. Deputy Moran was able to catch one of them. 21 year old Ricardo Demosthene was held as the investigation continued. He was later arrested. Demosthene was charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older, battery, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. He was booked into jail. Investigations into others who were involved in the attack are continuing.