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Tampa man hits boss with sledgehammer following argument

Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 18:02:02-04

DUNEDIN, Fl. — A 34-year-old Tampa man spent the night in the Pinellas County Jail after he allegedly assaulted his boss with a sledgehammer.

Yuniesky Perez Castro is facing one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on a bond of $10,000.

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report, the defendant was asked by the victim to work late Friday night. Castro became upset and got into a verbal argument with his boss and a co-worker – the incident occurred at approximately 5:30 pm in the 600 block of New York Ave.

Castro picked up an eight-pound sledgehammer and jabbed his supervisor on the right side of his face. The victim suffered bruising and swelling.

Deputies arrived, took statements from the victim and the co-worker and Castro was arrested.