Police: Danbury trio assaulted man in South Norwalk

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A file photo of a Norwalk, Conn., police cruiser.

A file photo of a Norwalk, Conn., police cruiser.

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NORWALK — Three Danbury residents have been accused of beating a man they knew during a confrontation early Friday in South Norwalk, police said.

The driver of the suspect vehicle — Xavier Bryan, 19, of Alan Avenue — was charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief, reckless driving, and two counts of second-degree assault causing serious physical injury.

Michael Garcia, 20, of High Ridge Road, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of first-degree criminal mischief.

Juan Jimenez, 19, of Pembroke Road, was also charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of first-degree criminal mischief.

All three Danbury residents were each held on a $50,000 bond.

Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the area of Meadow Street for a report of a two-vehicle collision, according to Sgt. Sofia Gulino.

The victim was driving on Meadow Street when the other vehicle cut him off, causing him to spin out, Gulino said. The victim called a friend who reported the incident to police, Gulino said.

Gulino said the victim told officers he was involved in an accident and then robbed by the occupants of the other vehicle.

But Gulino said officers soon learned there was more to the story.

Gulino said the victim knew the other men, who ran after and assaulted him after the accident.

The victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Gulino said.

Bryan, Garcia and Jimenez were taken into custody for the incident.