Guam – The magistrate’s complaint in the Monday car jacking case reveals that Ricardo L. Abastas was choked and beaten by a group of teens who were members of a gang called 3-G-Z.
Within the gang, 19 year old David Jr. Taitingfong Pocaigue was known as “Kronic G,” or “John Doe.” And 18 year old Justin Ignacio Cruz’s monikers were “Hawaii” and “Joker-G.”
The 19 year old Pocaigue, according to the complaint, claimed that the gang was led by 17 year old Jessie Alfonso Nojadera who went by the gang name of “Psycho-G,” or “Jesse San Nicolas.” And it was the 17 year old, claims Pocaigue, who told his gang Monday morning that their mission that day was to steal a car.
Pocaigue admitted to police that he choked Abastas while Cruz and gang leader Nojadera punched the victim in the face until he lost consciousness and then stuffed him in the trunk of the car. Abastas regained consciousness as he was being stuffed in the trunk and Pocaigue said he told Cruz to stab the victim, but Cruz refused.
The victim’s account in the magistrates complaint generally agrees with Pocaigue’s admissions.
Abastas, told police that at about 5 am Monday morning he was inside his car parked along the road beside the old FAA area off Route 3 in Dededo. He was waiting for his mother to complete her morning exercise when 3 males and a female approached him and asked for a ride to Park’s Market.
Abastas agreed to give the suspects a ride, but shortly after setting off, with the 4 inside his car, he said one of the teens began to choke him from behind while the other 2 males began to punch his face.
Abastas told police the beating lasted ten to twenty minuets and he “nearly lost consciousness.” After the vehicle came to a stop, Abastas says the 3 males teens dragged him out of the car and shoved him into the trunk. One of the teens told another to stab him, but that teen refused.
Finally they let him go saying “Don’t call the cops or we will kill you.”
Pocaigue and Cruz appeared in the Northern Satellite Court Thursday afternoon via a video link from the lock-up. They are facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.
Assistant Attorney General Steven Leon Guerrero said there is “a high likelihood of conviction” and that both suspects “pose a danger to the victim, and the public.” Leon Guerrero asked for a $75-thousand dollar cash bond. Superior Court Judge Alberto Tolentino agreed and the pair are being held at DOC.
Alleged gang leader, 17 Jesse Nojadera, who is being held at DYA, appeared in person, before Judge Tolentino. He is being charged as an adult. He too is accused of assault and kidnapping and was ordered held on $75-thousand dollars bail as well.
Each teen faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail. Their next scheduled court appearance is February 18th
The 15 year old female suspect is also being held at DYA. She is being charged as a minor and did not appear before the court Thursday.