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Rochester man arrested for allegedly assaulting roommate

November 20, 2018

A Rochester man was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his roommate during an argument over money.

Miguel Arturo Erives, 24, may face charges of domestic assault and felony third-degree assault.

Rochester Police were called around 4 a.m. to an apartment in the 1100 block of 11th Avenue Southeast for a noise complaint, according to Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen. The caller reported they could hear two men screaming.

When officers arrived, they knocked on the door but no one answered. Moilanen said an officer could see into the apartment and saw a man covered in blood. Officers kept knocking and eventually a man, later identified as Erives, answered the door.

The bloodied 26-year-old male did not remember many details of the assault, according to Moilanen. He was taken to an area hospital where a cut to his ear had to be stitched up, Moilanen said.

Erives allegedly told officers he assaulted the other man following an argument over $3,000 Erives said was owed to him, Moilanen said. Erives reportedly punched the man several times in the head, threw glass bottles at him and hit him with a guitar.

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