January 27, 2017

Two aggravated battery suspects in custody

Two out of the three men wanted for putting a Marathon man in the hospital this past turned themselves in today.

24 year old Luis Garcia Barrera and 21 year old Carlitos Garcia were booked into jail on aggravated battery charges. The charges stem from a fight which took place early Sunday on 65th Street Oceanside in Marathon. A third man who took part in the fight is still wanted on an outstanding warrant. Detectives say they are still looking for 20 year old Ottoniel Garcia, who may be hiding out in the Miami area.

The victim was airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment of injuries to his face and head. The three men reportedly attacked the victim in an argument about nationality; the suspects are Guatemalan and the victim is Cuban.

Anyone who knows where Ottoniel Garcia is should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-289-2430 or 305-289-2351. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a Crimestoppers tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crimestoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may be made anonymously on line at www.tipsubmit.com or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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