Second Squad detectives report the arrest of a New Cassel man for incidents that occurred in New Cassel and Hicksville on Monday, February 22, 2016.
According to detectives, while in his Bond Street residence and becoming involved in a verbal and physical confrontation with his 21 year old girlfriend at 4:30 am, Ariel Garcia, 23, of 164 Bond Street choked the victim and prevented her from calling the police. Garcia then took a metal trophy and left the residence in a taxi threatening to kill a male who he claimed to ruin his ongoing relationship with the victim.
After arriving at a Duffy Avenue, Hicksville residence at 6:00 am, Garcia confronted a 31 year old male, and struck him numerous times in the head with the trophy causing the victim to sustain a serious head injury. After Garcia 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.
The defendant is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Strangulation 2nd Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 02/23/2016.