One victim suffers broken jaw, another has broken ribs; person of interest sought
Two Union men were victims of an aggravated assault. On Sunday afternoon, officers responded to an assault at the Buena Vista II apartments on Rice Avenue Extension. The victims’ mother stated her sons were assaulted, robbed, and possibly drugged. Officers tried to talk to the 28-year-old man, but due to his injuries, which included a possible broken jaw, he was unable to speak much to officers. He appeared to be in and out of consciousness, and when he was conscious, he told officers he was unsure what happened or where. Officers called EMS to respond to the scene.
Inside the apartment, officers spoke to the 26-year-old man, who stated he thinks his ribs were broken because he was beaten with a pole. He would not tell officers what happened, saying he did not want to get anyone else involved, and that “it is what it is”.
Officers on scene heard that a Vance Stewart, Jr. was involved in the incident somehow, though the brothers stated they did not know who he was. Their mother told officers that Stewart often comes to her house with her sons. EMS took the men to Union Medical Center for treatment.
Officers noticed a silver Ford Mustang in the parking lot of the apartments that belonged to Stewart. When they approached the vehicle, they saw blood on the outside of the driver’s side door, on the inside of the driver’s seat, and on the steering wheel. Officers could not locate Stewart at or near the scene. The case has been turned over to investigations.