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Assault at Recovery House

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:10

East Hampton Town police charged three men with felony assault following a fight on Friday night at Phoenix House, an addiction recovery facility on Industrial Road in Wainscott.

According to reports released this week, Raffi M. Boyadjian of Flushing, 27, and Michael S. Hernandez of Woodside, 29, allegedly restrained and struck another man while Anthony Reyes of Central Islip, 19, used a pool cue stick to further injure him. The victim required medical attention for bruises to his left arm and cuts on his eyes and face. Two people witnessed the fight.

“As a result of an assault investigation, the three defendants were developed as suspects and subsequently arrested,” police said.

Mr. Boyadjian and Mr. Hernandez were both charged with second-degree felony assault. Mr. Reyes is facing the same charge, plus a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon. It was not clear whether they are residents of the Wainscott recovery center.

A representative of that organization said in a statement on Tuesday that it is “working with law enforcement to address this incident. Phoenix House prioritizes the safety of all its residents.”

The three men were arraigned on Saturday morning by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released them on their own recognizance. Mr. Boyadjian is represented by Melissa Aguanno, who said on Tuesday that she could not yet comment on the case. Mr. Reyes is represented by Legal Aid, which does not typically speak to members of the media. Mr. Hernandez did not yet have an attorney as of Tuesday morning.

All three are due back in court on Feb. 24.

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