Venezuelan Migrant Accused in Times Square Cop Beating Claims Fear for Safety in Jail

Venezuelan migrant Yorman Reveron, 24, who stands accused of participating in the violent assault on police officers in Times Square, has expressed concerns for his safety while behind bars. Reveron’s lawyer informed the court on Friday that his client has received numerous death threats on social media related to the case, arguing that Reveron should be released without bail to ensure his protection. However, Judge Ruth Pickholtz dismissed these claims, citing Reveron’s previous interactions with the law, including charges of petit larceny and assaultive behavior. Consequently, the judge ordered Reveron to be held on the $100,000 bail requested by Manhattan prosecutors.

Reveron is alleged to have thrown a cop to the ground and pushed another officer during the mob attack that occurred on January 27 outside a migrant shelter near West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. Despite Reveron’s relatively short time in the city, he has already been arrested twice before, both times being released without bail. In late November, he was accused of stealing pants from Nordstrom Rack and assaulting a store employee by punching and biting them. Just before Christmas, Reveron was involved in the theft of a coat and suitcase from Macy’s in Herald Square, where he allegedly punched another worker in the face.

In a separate development, two suspected members of the notorious Venezuelan street gang, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, and Wilson Juarez, 21, were also given bail on Friday after being arrested in connection with the cop beating. However, they remain in custody due to facing federal charges and undergoing deportation proceedings. Arocha attempted to conceal his involvement in the assault by changing clothes after the incident. The judge set his bail at $15,000. Juarez, who did not physically engage with the officers but attempted to mislead investigators by swapping clothes with another suspect, was given a symbolic $1 bail for tampering with physical evidence. Both individuals were also held on ICE charges.

Additionally, Yohenry Brito, 24, who had initially been bailed out by a Brooklyn pastor, was returned to custody. Brito, who has been in New York City for the past eight months, has a history of petit larceny offenses. He was ordered to be held on $15,000 bail. Brito was the alleged instigator of the January 27 incident, refusing to disperse when the officers intervened. His lawyer argued that he eventually complied, pushing a baby stroller, but the judge noted that there was no baby present.

Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19, another migrant initially released in connection with the cop beating but later rearrested for a violent robbery at Macy’s in Queens, was remanded until his arraignment. He was ordered to be held on $50,000 bail. Gomez-Izquiel is accused of grabbing and kicking officers during the Times Square incident and acting as a lookout during the shoplifting incident.

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1 Response

  1. It is understandable that Yorman Reveron, like any other individual in custody, would be concerned for his safety while behind bars. However, it is important to remember that Reveron is accused of participating in a violent assault on police officers. If found guilty, he should be held accountable for his actions and face the consequences of his alleged crime. The safety of all individuals, including those in custody, is crucial, but it should not overshadow the need for justice and ensuring that those responsible for violent acts

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