BRISTOL - A city man has been accused of punching a neighbor during an assault and trying to kick his face.
Ismael Ramos, 22, of 76 Bingham St., faces charges of third-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. He is free on $2,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court after his arrest last month. His case was continued to July 6.
According to the warrant for his arrest, Ramos assaulted one of his neighbors in the early morning hours on Feb. 7. The neighbor told police he was outside smoking a cigarette when Ramos, who was also outside, began acting odd.
After a very brief conversation, the victim alleges, Ramos lunged at the man and a struggle ensued for about five minutes. The victim, according to police, had blood coming out of his ears, cuts and bruises on his left arm and knees and his face was swollen. He was not entirely sure of how he sustained the wounds during the struggle.
The man also complained of a possible broken finger, but, despite police advising him otherwise, refused to go to the hospital. He was evaluated by medics.
When police spoke to Ramos about the incident, he allegedly admitted he punched the man in the face twice and tried to kick him in the face while he was on the ground but missed. Ramos said his actions were in self-defense, as the complainant, he alleges, was the aggressor.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.