A man accused of assaulting a pedestrian with an umbrella after he bumped into the defendant with a shopping cart pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon.
After the sixty-year-old victim ran into the defendant while pushing a cart down Market Street in the East Village, the defendant allegedly beat the victim with an umbrella, gouging him in the eye and biting off part of his nose.
Glenn Ali Davis, 44, was ordered held on $500,000 bail. Police said Davis allegedly became argumentative and violent when the victim — security guard Jeffrey Maes — ran into him near Market Street and Park Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.
Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of non-life- threatening injuries, Officer Robert Heims said. The suspect was arrested at the scene.
Deputy District Attorney Meredith Claterbos said Davis allegedly hit Maes twice with an umbrella in an unprovoked attack, gouged his right eye and bit off a significant portion of his nose. The victim has temporarily lost vision in the eye and faces surgery to correct that and to repair his nose, the prosecutor said. Davis faces life in prison with parole if convicted, the prosecutor said.
A readiness conference is scheduled for Jan. 18 and a preliminary hearing for Jan. 20.
— City News Service
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