Man allegedly punches another man in the face for his necklace


Yesterday, the Guam Police Department responded to a call in the village of Toto.

Where they learned that a man allegedly suffered at the hands of 31 year old Jordan Michael Babauta.

Allegedly, the victim told officers that Babauta, who he knew prior to the altercation, allegedly assaulted him and stole his car.

According to court documents, the victims said that he was originally sleeping in his car on January 24th or the 25th after hanging out a friends house.

The report adds that the victim was woken up because he was punched at least 10 times in the face and head, while Babauta shouted obscenities saying, “Give me your chain.”

The victim stated that Babauta was wearing a black shirt and gold-colored brass knuckles on his left hand.

Court documents also say that the victim gave Babauta the necklace. Babauta saw the man’s brother and the victim was able to leave the car.

Upon police observation, the victim had a bruised eye, a swollen forehead, and a cut on his lip.

Documents also say that there was another man with Babauta who held a pistol.

Jordan Michael Babauta was charged with armed carjacking as a first-degree felony, second-degree robbery as a second-degree felony–both with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony; theft of a motor vehicle as a second-degree felony, and aggravated assault as a third-degree felony.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.