Morgantown Police Department Investigating Malicious Assault
The Morgantown Police Department is investigating a malicious assault that happened Wednesday morning.
Police responded to reports of an assault at approximately 2:40 a.m. on the 300 block of High Street.
Police said they found the victim, Matthew Tovar, lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive.
Tovar was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition, police said.
During the investigation, officer learned that Tovar was assault repeatedly by a group of individuals.
Tyler Garguilo, of New Jersey, Dominick Posillipo, of New York, Ryan Herbert, of Morgantown, Christopher Ascolese, of New York, and Franklyn Soto, of New York, were arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
A juvenile male was also arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
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