Police: Bayonne man KO’s, threatens to shoot, ties up friend’s dad over money


A Bayonne man knocked out, threatened to shoot, and tied up a friend’s dad due to a money dispute yesterday afternoon, police said. Bayonne police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Bryan Ormiston, 26, of Bayonne, was charged with kidnapping, criminal attempt extortion, aggravated assault, criminal restraint and terroristic threats, according to Police Lt. Timothy Wilgus.

Yesterday at about 12:53p.m., officers were dispatched to 78 West 54th St. on an assault that occurred with all parties still on scene, officials said.

Upon arrival police were met by the victim, a 55-year-old man, who stated that he was attacked by Ormiston – who he described as a family friend.

The man further explained that Ormiston claimed that his son owed him money, which resulted in a verbal argument between Ormiston and the victim’s son, authorities said.

At this point, the victim’s son left the area without further incident. Ormiston then requested to use the victim’s bathroom, which he allowed, police said.

From there, Ormiston claimed that the bathroom was not functioning properly so the victim
entered the bathroom to investigate, officials said.

Ormiston then proceeded to punch the 55-year-old man in the back of the head and placed a rubber tube around his neck. The victim said he temporarily lost consciousness when he came to he was in the kitchen approximately 25 feet from the bathroom, authorities said.

Ormiston continued to attack the victim by punching him in the head. Also during the attack, he threatened to shoot the victim and the dragged him down the basement stairs by the back of his pants belt, police said.

While in the basement, Ormiston continued to attack the victim and eventually tied the victim’s hands behind his back, officials said.

According to public records, Ormiston was sentenced to 364 days in jail back in September based on a number of violent crimes he committed between 2010 and 2015.

Ormiston demanded that the victim call his son and get his money. Eventually, Ormiston turned his attention away from the victim, who used this opportunity to escape and run out of the house where he was met by his son, authorities said

Police indicated that the victim’s son eventually called 911 to report the attack and Ormiston was placed under arrest at the scene without incident.

The victim was transported to Bayonne Medical Center where he was treated for injuries to his head, throat and wrists, officials said.