Written by Rich Forestano Saturday, 04 January 2014 00:00
Two Mineola men were arrested for assault in Massapequa on Friday, Dec. 20 at 11:32 p.m.
According to detectives, Mineola residents Nicolas Russi, 19 and Santiago Orrego, 18, were driving and exited a 1999 Audi at a traffic light located at Louden Street and Sunrise Highway so they could confront a 20 and 28-year-old man who were driving a 2005
Cadillac. Police said the four were involved in verbal dispute while driving.
Orrego hit the 28-year-old man in the right side of his head with a hammer, causing a large laceration, police said. Orrego then hit the 20-year-old victim twice in the back of his head after the victim attempted to tackle him.
Orrego and Russi then fled the scene in their car, according to police. The two victims were transported in a Nassau County ambulance and treated for their injuries at a local nearby hospital.
Orrego and Russi surrendered themselves to the Third Precinct a short time later. Seventh Squad detectives responded and placed both defendants into custody without incident.
The two were charged with two counts of second-degree assault.