Two people arrested in connection with a stabbing at a downtown nightclub will be needing the help of an Orlando Criminal Law attorney or Orlando Assault and Battery Lawyer after they face severe charges in relation to the alleged crime.
An Orlando criminal law attorney, Orlando DUI lawyer or Orlando felony attorney can help defend against a variety of charges and try to limit fines or jail time that a person charged with a crime may face.
In this unfortunate situation, it appears an innocent man may have been severely injured over a simple altercation that started with an act as accidental as bumping into a woman at a bar.
According to police, the crime took place over the holiday weekend early Sunday morning as patrons were wrapping up the nights celebration at the Dragon Room, another loud, cheesy Church Street bar that throws out red carpet and velvet ropes come weekend time.
Reports indicate 26 year old Matthew Gibbons was approaching the bar at about 1:35 a.m. when he bumped into 31 year old Ashley Castorena. Although witnesses later said Gibbons was not aggressive, it was then that Castorena began hitting him repeatedly in the head and another woman began pulling him away.
As Castorena was attacking Gibbons for bumping into her, a man which police identified as 24 year old John Julius Feliciano Perez came up to Gibbons from behind and stabbed him in the back and stomach. Perez then quickly tried to flee the scene.
Black suit clad ultralounge bouncers eventually broke up the attack after Gibbons was stabbed. According to police, he was taken to the hospital for his injuries and is expected to be treated for at least a week. However, he should make a full recovery.
Police gave chase to track down the young thug and eventually found Perez a few blocks a way near Pine Street. After placing him in handcuffs, officers say he tried to discard of a large butterfly-style knife, dropping it on the concrete.
Feliciano Perez was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Castorena was also arrested and charged with battery, tampering with a witness and resisting an officer without violence.
Both suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail. No details were given as to whether they posted bail or have been released to await trial.