A man was arrested after allegedly stomping on another man’s face during a soccer game in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Parsippany NJ police responded to a report of an unconscious male in Jannarone Park. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim, who by that time had regained consciousness. The victim was playing soccer on an opposing team when David Pekarek allegedly slamming his foot down on his face.
According to police, the victim suffered abrasions and swelling. Paramedics took him to the Morristown Memorial Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injuries.
After being arrested, Mr. Pekarek was charged with third degree aggravated assault.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). According to the statute, a person is guilty of third degree aggravated assault if he causes significant bodily injury to another person. In this case, if Mr. Perkarek is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could face as many as five (5) years in state prison.
To learn more, see the NJ.com article entitled “Soccer Player Stomped on Opponent’s Face with Cleated Shoe, Parsippany Police Say.“