Vysochen back in jail


Eugene Vysochen is back in jail, this time for harassing a female cashier at a gas station in Chalan Kiya and attempting to attack two men on Tuesday night.

Vysochen, 26, was arrested that same night for assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. He was then taken to the Commonwealth Health Center and later detained at the Department of Corrections.

When a police officer responded to the Mobil gas station in Chalan Kiya, the cashier was shaking from fear. A male employee had scratches on the left elbow.

A $5,000 cash bail was imposed on Vysochen yesterday; preliminary hearing is on July 19.

Assistant public defender Nancy Dominski was appointed as his counsel. Assistant attorney general Teri Tenorio appeared for the government.

According to police, Vysochen went to the gas station, shouted at the cashier while pointing at her face.

A male customer came out of the store and asked a male employee, who was pumping gas, to check inside because the suspect was about to hit the cashier.

When the male employee went inside the store, Vysochen ran to the restroom. He later went out and threatened to beat up the male employee and the customer.

Outside the store, the suspect seemed about to punch the customer. The male employee then wrapped his arm around the suspect and they fell to the ground in the struggle.

Vysochen then ran away.

The gas station’s supervisor told police that Vysochen is very violent and that it was not the first time he harassed their employees and customers.

The supervisor disclosed that she filed a police report last Nov. 19 after Vysochen cracked their front glass door by kicking it for no reason at all.

Vysochen had been arrested several times in the past for violent actions.

The defendant has many names and aliases to include Yeugenity Cysochin, Yevgeniy E. Vysochin, Yevgeniy Eduardovich Vysochin, and Eugene.

Last November, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho slapped Vysochen with a prison sentence of four months and nine days. He again expressed his concern about the apparent lack of a meaningful way to provide mental health care to defendants with mental illness and or disability in the CNMI criminal justice system.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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