Four charged with rioting, aggravated assault

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Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

Fueled by alcohol, four men’s drunken behavior has led to charges of aggravated assault and rioting.

Police say that DK Joywell, Yos Yos, Ataf Yos and Mase Yos pulled up to a man near Guam Pemier Outlets in a Toyota Corolla and threw a beer can at him before getting out of the vehicle and cornering the victim.

Court documents state that Joywell was armed with a metal pipe and attempted to strike the victim on the head but the victim was able to block the blow with his hand.

The victim was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital for treatment. However, the attacks did not end there. A short while later, a report of a riot was received the police from Paradise Toves Mart in Dededo.

When police arrived, they located a white sedan matching the same vehicle used in the earlier assault.

During the subsequent investigation, authorities discovered that Joywell Yos and Ataf were involved in the riot.

Courts documents state that Joywell was armed with a slingshot and was attempting to shoot people with it.

As police questioned Joywell, Yos had stepped in front of the officer and pushed him away. When placed under arrest Yos also put on a struggle and refused to follow police orders even challenging officers to fight while kicking the police cruiser.

Police say all four men were intoxicated when the incident occurred. The men were charged with aggravated assault, rioting, and possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime among other charges.

They were booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.