Man allegedly pushes his girlfriend onto the road


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.

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News Director for the Pacific News Center, Don was born and raised on the island of Saipan and moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas.