45-year-old Joey Blas Castro allegedly tried pushing his girlfriend, who is in a wheelchair, onto the road, following a verbal argument.
According to the magistrate’s report, on Sunday, April 3rd, Guam Police Department officers responded to a disturbance call at Matapang Beach in the village of Tumon, made by a private security officer patrolling the area.
According to the security officer, he witnessed a male and female couple arguing. The female told GPD that her boyfriend, who was identified to be Castro, had yelled at her, which was when he had tried to push her wheelchair toward the road.
The victim also reported that on the night of April 2nd, she and Castro had gotten into an argument that resulted in Castro “punching her in the face.”
According to the GPD officer, the victim’s left eye was completely swollen and darker in color and she could not open it. The officer noted a quarter-inch laceration below the eye.
Castro, who was interviewed by GPD, confirmed that he did punch the victim on April 2nd, but claimed she became physical first, it’s just that his punch was the one to have landed.
According to the magistrate’s report, Castro was arrested for aggravated assault and family violence–both as 3rd-degree felonies.