Three charged in Dimmick Inn beating

| 30 Apr 2015 | 10:52

By Nathan Mayberg
Milford police on Tuesday charged three men in the alleged beating of another man at the Dimmick Inn in February.

John Jorgenson, 45, whose family owns the restaurant, was charged in the late-night disturbance along with Timothy Reilly, 47, and Gregory Martucci, 44.

All three were charged with aggravated assault, attempted assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment.

According to the criminal complaint, at about 1:35 a.m. on Feb. 15, the three men punched the victim, threw him to the ground, and kicked him in the face, fracturing bones in his face.

Police responded to the inn after a 911 hang-up, said Sal Pinzone, Milford Police Department Assistant Chief.

Once there, officers observed the victim with a bloody nose, bloody lip and black eye, Milford Police Chief Jack DaSilva said.

The victim was transported to Bonn Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.

DaSilva said no arrests were made initially because most of the witnesses had left.

Police had to track down close to 20 witnesses, DaSilva said.

According to the criminal complaint, the three alleged perpetrators attempted to "cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused serious bodily injury" to the victim "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life."

The three were arraigned in front of Pike County Magisterial District Court Judge Deborah Fischer and released on their own recognizance pending a court hearing on May 27 at 11 a.m.

According to the inn's website, the Jorgensen family purchased the inn in 2008.

A message left at the Dimmick Inn for Jorgenson was not returned.