$5K bail for man who allegedly assaulted man’amko


A man was assessed a $5,000 cash bail for allegedly assaulting a senior citizen or a man’amko during an altercation over land.

Emmanuel Santos Borja, 49, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalism, and domestic violence: senior citizen physical abuse and/or mental cruelty after throwing a toaster at a man’amko during an argument.

Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan imposed a $5,000 cash bail on Borja.

At the bail hearing last week, Borja was represented by the Public Defender’s Office, while assistant attorney general Samantha Vickery appeared for the government.

After the hearing, Borja was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections and was ordered to return to court on Dec. 23, at 9am for a preliminary hearing and on Jan. 5 at 9am to be arraigned.

According to the complaint filed by the Department of Public Safety, Borja’s wife had confronted a man’amko about the land he was giving away for free to a family member. Borja took his wife’s side in the argument and got mad at the man’amko, police stated. Borja allegedly destroyed the victim’s belongings in his garage.

The victim told police that Borja also threw a toaster at him, but he managed to stop it from hitting his body by putting up both his hands, which caused a small scratch on his right hand’s middle finger.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Bautista Esmores has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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