Late night partying over the weekend led to a few assault victims and several suspects still on the lam. Madison police were certainly busy getting the facts from the injured parties and looking for the aggressors in both cases.
The first case happened in the early morning hours on Saturday on the corner of University Avenue and Lake Street. According to the 20 year old victim, he was attacked by a large group of approximately 10 Hispanic men. A witness called the police but all suspects fled before law enforcement arrived. The victim suffered various cuts on his head.
The second case occurred at a house party early Monday morning when a 21 year old man was dancing and having a good time. Apparently the aggressor spoke some unkind words to the dancing victim before punching him in the face. This punch resulted in a facial fracture and a broken nose. The victim was treated at the local hospital.
In both cases, police have made no arrests. This is not uncommon in cases like these. Late at night in large groups where there is likely alcohol involved, strangers can get into altercations. This makes finding the suspect difficult because the victim often has no clue who it was that assaulted them.
If an identification is possible and a warrant is issued, that’s another story. Running from a warrant won’t last long as the police nearly always get their man. The real fight begins and ends in the courtroom.
Accidents and mistakes happen. Facing an assault charge in Virginia is a serious matter and one that should be addressed with the help of an experienced defense attorney. If you are looking at criminal charges in Virginia, call us today to discuss the specifics of your case.