New London Police Arrest 3 Suspects on Assault Charges

New London police have arrested three people accused of attacking a man Friday night.

Twenty-five-year-old Rachell Garcia, of New London, 28-year-old Domonique Shankle, of New London and 30-year-old Joseph Mendoza, of New London all face charges in connection with the incident.

Police said around 9:30 p.m. they received a report of two females and one male attacking an "elderly" man near 78 West Street. When officers arrived they found the suspects nearby on Connecticut Avenue.

Police allege that the 58-year-old victim got into a verbal argument with one of the women at a convenience store at 255 Broad Street. The argument turned physical when the suspects began assaulting the victim, according to police.

The man fled the scene and ran into an apartment at 78 West Street, but the suspects pursued him. One of the female suspects, later identified as Garcia, kicked open the door and the group dragged the victim out of the apartment to continue the beating, police said.

The victim was transported to Lawrence an Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Garcia was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, interfering with police and breach of peace. Shankle was charged with first-degree assault, interfering with a police officer and breach of peace. Mendoza was charged with first-degree assault, breach of peace and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Each was held on a $50,000 bond.

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