NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charges were dropped Tuesday against a man accused of punching another man in the face following an argument in Hell’s Kitchen last summer.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped charges against Corey Pohan, 32, on the grounds that the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, CBS2 confirmed.READ MORE: Shark Sighted Off Jones Beach Day After Lifeguard Was Bitten
Sources told CBS 2 the incident with Martone started when Pohan allegedly stepped over Martone’s dog, leading to a quarrel.
After being punched, Martone fell backwards and hit his head on the pavement. He suffered a serious head injury.READ MORE: CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues Opens Up About Severe Anxiety, Nearly Losing His Voice
Pohan was tracked down in New Jersey, and was later hit with separate charges of criminal trespassing there after police said he climbed on top of a toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike while being transported to New York City.
Pohan jumped out of the back of an unmarked car as it neared the 16E/18E toll plaza on the Turnpike, police said. He then climbed up to the rooftop of the toll plaza, where troopers found him hiding, police said.Cold Or COVID? Doctors Advise You To Get Tested, Even If You're Vaccinated
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