A drinking session by four persons ended up in a bloody mess when one got mad over an argument and started beating and attacking the three with empty bottles of liquor at a former garment factory in San Antonio Wednesday night.
The suspect, Akripa Frances, a 40-year-old man, was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Superior Court yesterday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, and assault and battery.
Associate Judge Perry B. Inos imposed a $30,000 cash bail for the defendant's temporary release.
Police identified the victims as Simerian Nisiuo, a female; Eboly Berry, a male; and Cecilia Fitial, a female.
Police said Nisiuo suffered swollen eyes and lips, while Berry sustained multiple bruises and lacerations to the head, arms and face.
Police said Fitial also suffered swollen face and eyes.
Detective Kevin R. Maratita stated in his report that on Wednesday at 10:49pm, a caller reported to the Department of Public Safety about a domestic incident in Afetnas area.
Maratita said the two responding police officers observed a man and a woman fighting on the shoulder of the northbound lane in front of the former Monte Carlo Night Club in Chalan Piao.
The man identified as suspect Frances left when the officers arrived. The officers noticed that the woman identified as Nisiuo had blood covering her face.
When one officer asked what happened, Nisiuo replied that she had fallen and injured herself. She then yelled in pain.
An ambulance transported Nisiuo to the Commonwealth Health Center for further treatment.
A bystander later approached the officers and disclosed that there was a man sitting on the southern side of the former Marianas Garment Manufacturing, calling for help.
One officer checked the location and found the injured man, who was identified as Berry. Berry told the officer that it was Frances who was responsible for the attack and that another victim, Ms. Fitial, was up on the third floor of the former MGM Garment.
The officer requested DPS Central to provide additional units to their location and another ambulance as the suspect had gone back to the area.
Three police officers observed a blood trail on the first floor leading to the third floor, where they heard a woman crying and a man whispering to her.
The officers saw Frances standing in front of his girlfriend, Fitial. Fitial's face was covered with blood.
At 1am Thursday, police arrested Frances.
Maratita said preliminary investigation showed that prior to the fight, Frances and the three victims were drinking Soju.
During an argument, Frances allegedly started punching Fitial on the face. Berry and Nisiuo tried to pacify Frances, who turned on them.
Frances allegedly started punching and kicking Berry and Nisiuo. The suspect took empty Soju bottles and began hitting and breaking the bottles on Fitial, Berry, and Nisiuo.
Maratita said Frances admitted to a police officer that he had lost control and started beating the victims and hitting them with bottles.