A New York man was arrested in Bayonne for throwing a beer bottle that missed his intended target and injured a woman during a house party yesterday, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Johnny Jupa, 26, of Corona, New York, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and hindering apprehension, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Jupa was taken into custody around 10:48 p.m. last night from the area of 19th Street and Avenue E. Officers responded to the area of East 16th Street on a report of a fight.
Upon arrival, officers were met by several individuals who stated that a man, later identified as Jupa, had struck a female family member in the head with a beer bottle
before fleeing the scene.
According to the son of the 44-year-old female victim, while having a party at their
residence located on East 16th Street, a verbal dispute occurred between Jupa and a male family member.
Jupa then became irate and approached him and the other men in an aggressive manner. Other family members immediately attempted to intervene and separate Jupa from them. As Jupa was being pushed away, he took hold of a beer bottle but the family members immediately swatted it out of his hands.
Jupa was then escorted out of the party and as he was being walked through the alleyway, he grabbed a second beer bottle and threw it in the direction of the victim’s son before fleeing the scene.
The bottle missed the son and struck the female victim in the head, causing a laceration to her forehead. Officers located Jupa in the area of 19th Street and Avenue E where he was positively identified as the actor and placed under arrest.
During the arrest process, Jupa provided a false name and date of birth to the officers and was additionally charged with hindering his own apprehension. The victim was transported
to an area hospital to be treated for her injury, police said.