Po­lice seek men in­volved in as­sault

Two sus­pects have been iden­ti­fied from a sur­veil­lance video

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Michael P. Rel­la­han mrel­la­han@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Ch­escoCourtNews on Twit­ter

WEST CH­ESTER >> Bor­ough po­lice have iden­ti­fied the two men sus­pected of hav­ing bru­tally as­saulted a man out­side of a con­ve­nience store ear­lier this month.

In twin crim­i­nal com­plaints is­sued by De­tec­tive Stan Bil­lie Thurs­day, the sus­pects were iden­ti­fied as Geovoni An­gel Cruz and Eug­inio Or­tiz Perez-Bard, both from south­ern Ch­ester County.

The men re­main at large, au­thor­i­ties said.

Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davits of prob­a­ble cause filed with Mag­is­te­rial District Judge Mark Bruno’s court, po­lice re­sponded to the re­port of an as­sault at about 2:20 a.m. on Oct.9, at the 7-Eleven store lo­cated in the 200 block of South High Street. There, they found an un­con­scious 27-year-old man ly­ing on the ground. Emer­gency per­son­nel who were called to the scene and trans­ported the vic­tim, whose name is be­ing with­held be­cause his al­leged as­sailants are not in cus­tody, to the Paoli Hos­pi­tal Trauma Cen­ter.

The vic­tim suf­fered fa­cial frac­tures, a frac­tured or­bital bone, a frac­tured nose and a frac­tured skull. He was ini­tially listed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. Bil­lie stated that he was able to view the in­ci­dent from sur­veil­lance video pro­vided by the store. The video showed the vic­tim leav­ing the store and im­me­di­ately be­ing at­tacked by two men. Af­ter in­ter­view­ing a woman who knows one of the men, they were iden­ti­fied as Cruz and Perez-Bard, who is al­legedly his cousin.

Bil­lie said that both men, “punched and kicked (the vic­tim) nu­mer­ous times

about his head and body.”

Cruz, 23, is iden­ti­fied as liv­ing on Col­lege Cir­cle in Lower Ox­ford, while Perez-Bard, 28, is iden­ti­fied as liv­ing on Cen­ter Drive in West Not­ting­ham.

Both are charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault, sim­ple as­sault, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing an­other per­son, and con­spir­acy.

Po­lice ask any­one who has in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent to con­tact Bil­lie at 610-436-1337.

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