Fishermen Face Assault Charges Over Alleged Stabbing

Friday, June 28 2013

Two fishermen are facing multiple assault charges for allegedly beating up and stabbing a coworker at the Grand Aleutian hotel on Thursday. Erik Najera, 34, and Sergio Gomez, 32, are both crew aboard the F/V Sea Fisher.

The charging documents allege that the pair attacked the victim in his hotel room at the Grand, hitting him with bottles and beating him before stabbing him with a fishing knife. The alleged victim suffered multiple injuries, including a broken nose and leg.

He told police that Najera and Gomez threatened to kill him, and believes they would have if someone hadn’t knocked on the door.

According to the complaint, the alleged attackers exited the room by the window, and were picked up by police while walking along Airport Beach Rd.

Najera and Gomez are each charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree and one count of assault in the third degree.

Both men were arraigned Friday. Bail is set at $100,000, and the judge ordered a third-party custodian as a condition of release.

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