HURON – Five individuals are charged with aggravated assault and one is also facing drug charges following their arrest in connection with an incident on South Terrace Drive Thursday evening, authorities said.
Detective Capt. Casey Spinsby said the Huron Police Dispatch Center received a 911 emergency call at about 5:50 p.m., advising that five men with baseball bats and firearms had assaulted someone.
The reporting party said the suspects were leaving the area in a silver Buick Enclave.
Officers responding to the call located the vehicle leaving the scene where the assault was reported to have occurred.
They stopped the vehicle and detained all five occupants.
The individuals and the charges against them are Julio Burgos Silva, 20, aggravated assault; Frederick Gonzalez, 22, aggravated assault and commission of a felony while armed with firearms; Eduardo Ramos, 22, aggravated assault; Jessenia Martinez, 29, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, two ounces or less; and a juvenile male, aggravated assault.
All are from Huron.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a 9mm handgun, a Rawlings baseball bat, a kitchen knife and an airsoft handgun.
Spinsby said during the investigation it was determined that the aggravated assault that allegedly occurred on South Terrace Drive, may have been in retaliation for a domestic assault that had occurred earlier in the evening.
Spinsby said the suspects claimed that David Hernandez, 28, had assaulted his girlfriend earlier that day and had prompted the attack.
Later in the evening, Hernandez’s girlfriend arrived at the police station to report being assaulted, Spinsby said.
She was able to provide details of the assault and identified Hernandez as the perpetrator, Spinsby said.
Hernandez was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence, he said.