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Two men charged in alleged assault case

Two men from Amaluia have been charged in relation to an assault incident that occurred during the first week of April, during curfew hours.


The victim suffered severe injuries including a fractured nose requiring seven stitches and was hospitalized as a result.


Andrew Andrew and Alema Foafoainuuese are each held on bail of $5,000 and are facing assault second degree and public peace disturbance.

Court filing says that Christopher Shaw, the complaining witness was sitting at a bus stop drinking beer during curfew and Andrew warned him twice that he can't consume alcohol at the bus stop.

However, Shaw allegedly refused and shouted profanity words towards Andrew. The defendant claims that Shaw struck him with a pipe causing his nose to bleed.

It’s further alleged that's when Andrew struck Shaw with a golf bat in the face, causing injuries to his nose and mouth.

At the hospital the complaining witness told Police that three men beat him up.

Police also spoke to co-defendant Alema, who claimed that he attempted to stop the fight between Andrew and Shaw however, he kicked him and so he grabbed whatever was within his reach and struck him.


E toalua ni alii mai i Amaluia ua molia i le faamasinoga e mafua mai ise faalavelave e aofia ai le fa'ao'olima lea na tula'i mai i le vaiaso muamua o le masina nei, i le taimi o le sa a le afioaga.


I ripoti a le faamasinoga, o loo taua ai e faapea o le na faaoolima iai nei alii na manua matuia ma sa moomia le faia o se taotoga i lona isu sei tulou ma taofia ai i le maota gasegase i Fagaalu.


O i laua ua molia nei ia Andrew Andrew ma Alema Foafoainuuese e ta'i lima afe le tupe po'o le bail e tatala ai i tua i laua nei e talia ai le taimi e valaau ai le mataupu.


O loo taua i le ripoti e faapea o lea na aafia ia Christopher Shaw na nofonofo i se nofoaga faatalipasi ma inu lana pia i le taimi o le sa a le afioaga, ma o ina na oo atu ai se tasi o le ua molia ia Andrew e lapatai iai e le tatau ona taumafa se ava i le nofoaga faatalipasi.


Na toe alu faalua iai Andrew aepeitai e lei utagia e le ua tagi le faatonuga. Na taua e le ripoti, na laulauvavale Shaw ma ta Andrew ise paipa ma toto ai lona isu.


Na toe aapa Andrew i se pate tapolo ma toe ta ai foliga o le ua tagi ma manua ai ona foliga i lona isu ma le gutu.


Ina ua taunuu atu lenei alii i le falemai na ia tautino ai i leoleo e toatolu i latou na fasia ia.


Na fesiligia foi e leoleo leisi o alii ua molia nei ia Alema ae na tautino Alema na ia taumafai e taofi le vevesi i le va o Andrew ma Shaw ae na na kiki ia e Shaw ma o le mafuaga lea na ia sueina ia loa se mea e ta ai le ua tagi.




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