Two men were detained early Saturday after they entered forcefully into a woman’s house and physically assaulted her. When the police came, they discovered the 2 men fighting with each other in the victim’s front yard. One man was fortified with a bat.
40-year-old Yandri Lopez Macaya and 45-year-old Yovany Eduardo Veral Lorenzo both of Marathon were charged with physical assault and burglary with attack or battery.
Deputies came to the 200 blocks of 39th Street when a call came in regarding a burglary in progress.
The 32-year-old victim said to detectives that she went to bed at midnight and suddenly woke up with one of 2 unknown men on top of her. She stated the 2 men took turns for molesting her for approximately 30 minutes while she attempted to fight them off.
She hit one of the men, which made him fall from the bed and break a floorboard. The victim used the broken floorboard to hit the other suspect in the face. The female victim was capable to flee from the house to a nearby gas station where she demanded the clerk to call 911.
Rosary Ponce, a detective with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, told both suspects had wounds consistent with the victim’s story. Similarly, the residence displayed signs of the fight the victim reported. Detectives discovered the broken floorboard in the bedroom and told forced entry was obtained through a locked window and door, which were pried open.
A clerk at the nearby gas station told that she had noticed the men an hour before the assault in the area of 41st Street as she was leaving for work. She said to police that the 2 men tried to “flirt with her” and called her “baby girl.”
Detectives have not discovered why the suspects were battling with each other after the victim ran for aid.
Both men were detained and bear multiple charges.