Fugitive Wanted After Blinding Waitress
CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshals are on the hunt for a Cleveland man they say was part of a group who brutally attacked a woman working at a bar causing her to lose an eye.
They also beat two other bar patrons unconscious and broke the jaw of an off-duty police officer.
Marco Correa, 27, is wanted for the assault on July 22nd at Charles’ place on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.
“I’ve had two major surgeries. The first was to repair the eye because they ruptured it with the force of the blow and they could not fix it. The second surgery was to remove the eye because it could not be repaired,” said Debbie Bryson, a nurse by trade, who was helping out at the family’s bar that night. Her right eye is swollen shut after the eye was removed.
Bryson said there were no problems with any of the people inside the bar. The problem started when it was closing time and she asked them to leave, and they didn’t want to.
“Put some money into the games, you know, thought that could keep them in there. I’m like ‘You guys gotta go, it’s late.’ So I finally got them out the back door and as I took a step out into the parking lot, someone yelled and I turned and got hit, and I only remember that first hit,” Bryson said.
According to police, several others, including an off-duty police, officer rushed to her aid. Police said the six suspects also attacked them, knocking Bryson and two other men unconscious, kicking them in the face when they were down.
“Three others ended up on the hospital. All had surgeries for plates to be placed and bones to be reconstructed in their faces,” Bryson said.
Five of the suspects were arrested. According to court records they are: Krystal G. Napier, Leah L. Dennison, Melissa Cintron, Fred Correa, and James Giminez. They are all charged with multiple counts of felony assault, kidnapping, aggravated rioting.
Marco Correa has been indicted, but is on the run, and police believe he may be on Cleveland’s west side.
“I would hope somebody, if you know, where he is you would turn him in because if he could act like that unprovoked, I would hate to see what else he could do,” Bryson said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword “WANTED” and “tip” to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.