Parsippany NJ police went to Jannarone Park in response to a report of an unconscious male. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the 23-year-old victim.
It is believed that the victim and the suspect, 30-year-old David Pekarek, were members of opposing soccer teams that were playing each other. During the game, Mr. Pekarek allegedly slammed his foot down on the side of the victim’s face.
Police said that the victim suffered abrasions and swelling. Sometime after the attack, paramedics took the victim to the Morristown Memorial Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injuries.
Mr. Pekarek was arrested and charged with third degree aggravated assault.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). The statute stipulates that a person is guilty of third degree aggravated assault when he causes “significant” bodily injury to another person. In this case, if Mr. Perkarek is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could face a term of imprisonment of up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Soccer Player Stomped on Opponent’s Face with Cleated Shoe, Parsippany Police Say.“
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