NCPD: Three Arrests Announced in Connection with New Cassel Knife Assault

Written by Lisa Roddino  |  28. September 2017

New Cassel, NY - September 28, 2017 - The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of three (3) males for Assault that occurred on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 12:05 am in New Cassel.
According to detectives, a female and male victim, both 17, were walking on Rail Road Avenue, when a dark colored four (4) door vehicle approached them. Three male subjects exited the vehicle and started screaming at the victims. One subject was holding and waving a knife. The female victim raised her left hand to protect herself from the knife and was struck with the blade causing a laceration on her palm. The subjects fled the scene.
The victim was removed to an area hospital for treatment.
On September 12, 2017 the male victim was approached by a group of males including the three subjects from the previous incident. The victim was questioned about filing a police report. A male subject punched the victim in the face, causing him to become unconscious and suffer a large laceration to his lip. The victim was removed to an area hospital for treatment.
A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the following defendants:
  • Roman Live, 26, of New Cassel was arrested on 09/13/17.
  • Fernando Mejia, 17, of New Cassel was arrested on 09/20/17.
  • Fredy Hernandez, 24, of Westbury was arrested on 09/27/17.
Defendants Mejia and Hernandez are charged with Assault 2nd degree and two (2) counts of Menacing 2nd degree.  Defendant Live has been additionally charged with Tampering with a witness 2nd degree, Criminal Possession with a Weapon 3rd degree and Assault 3rd degree.  Defendants Live and Mejia were previously arraigned. Hernandez were arraigned on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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