By Carol Tannenhauser
Reginald Mathews — the man who was arrested and charged with beating up a 78-year-old man on a subway approaching 96th Street and Broadway, because the older man asked him to lower his music — was indicted on November 3rd, and will be “arraigned on the indictment in Manhattan Supreme Court on November 28th,” according to a spokesperson from the DA’s office.
NYC Department of Corrections records show that Mathews is still in custody on Riker’s Island. Bail was set in the amount of $30,000 bond/$15,000 cash. He faces charges of 2nd degree felony assault. “He is your typical revolving-door criminal,” an NYPD detective commented. “He has multiple prior arrests dating back to 2007, many related to domestic violence.”
Mathews, 31, was picked up for petit larceny in downtown Brooklyn a few hours after the alleged assault, which took place on October 27, a police spokesperson told the Rag. While in custody, Matthews was linked to the subway incident and charged with “assault on a victim 65 or older.” The victim was “punched repeatedly in the face and required five stitches to close a laceration above his eye.”
Mathews allegedly acted in concert with the woman pictured above, who has not yet been apprehended. She is described as: “Female, dark complexion, medium build, long brown hair, brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with a fur lining, a black t-shirt, orange sweatpants, black sneakers and wearing black glasses.”
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