Division of Sports and Recreation deputy director John B. Reyes Jr. was arrested again over the weekend, this time for allegedly shattering the window of a car with a baseball bat and assaulting the driver.
The alleged victim, Derek Camacho Reyes, sustained a small cut on his neck, possibly due to pieces of shattered glass, police said.
John and Derek Reyes are related.
Police said the possible reason for the attack was a love triangle.
Derek Reyes' girlfriend and their three children were reportedly inside the car when the attack happened.
John Reyes was taken to the Superior Court yesterday for his initial court appearance on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, criminal mischief, and disturbing the peace.
Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho allowed John Reyes to post $650 cash and $5,850 in unsecured bond for his temporary release.
John Reyes' father, former Public Works secretary Juan Sablan Reyes, was named third-party custodian for the defendant.
Police detective Israel M. De Leon stated in his report that Sgt. Arnold Seman was heading north on Beach Road in Garapan on Saturday night when he saw two men struggling in the driver's seat of a white car.
The driver's door of the car was wide open at the time. Seman approached the car and grabbed the person, later identified as John Reyes, who was on top of Derek Reyes. Seman handcuffed John Reyes and placed him inside his police vehicle.
Seman reportedly noticed that the driver's side window of the car was shattered and that there was a baseball bat on the roadway next to the vehicle.
Derek Reyes reportedly told police that he, his girlfriend, and their children were heading north on Beach Road when they stopped at a red light. While at a stop, John Reyes allegedly walked in front of the victim's car, stood by the driver's side door, and swung an aluminum baseball bat, shattering the window.
John Reyes then allegedly swung again the baseball bat, causing the glass to scatter all over the front portion inside the car.
Derek Reyes opened the door, but John Reyes immediately got on top of him.
Derek Reyes said he grabbed John Reyes' head and hugged it tightly to avoid getting hit with the bat. A few seconds later, Seman arrived and grabbed the suspect out of the car.
At the hearing, assistant attorney general James B. McAllister appeared for the government. Stephen C. Woodruff served as counsel for the defendant.
On March 30, 2012, police arrested John Reyes and then Sports and Recreation staff Mario O. Sablan for suspicion of burglary at several classrooms and storage rooms at Garapan Elementary Schools on March 25, 2012.
Last June, Superior Court associate judge Perry B. Inos dismissed the criminal case against John Reyes after the Office of the Attorney General and John Reyes filed a joint motion to dismiss the complaint.
The case against Sablan is still pending in court.