An employee of the Mansion nightclub in Brick Plaza is facing an aggravated assault charge after police say he threw a man to the ground, seriously injuring him. A Bradley Beach woman allegedly coming to the victim's aid was also charged in the incident.
Esteban Chavez-Mata, 29, of Toms River, was escorting a patron of the club outside early Sunday morning when witnesses say he threw the customer to the ground, causing the victim to land on his head, according to police.
Sgt. Keith Reinhard said witnesses told officers Chavez-Mata had the customer in a headlock as he was escorting him out.
"The victim suffered head trauma and was bleeding profusely," said Reinhard, in a statement. "Police who were already on scene, due to the large gathering, immediately began treating the victim."
Eventually, Brick Police EMS and MONOC paramedics brought the victim to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of his head injuries. His current condition was not immediately available.
Another woman at the scene was also arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer.
As police were rendering first aid to the victim, a woman identified as Allison Arias, 23, of Bradley Beach, was attempting to get near the victim, Reinhard said.
"She was ordered to stay back, as the police were attempting to control the large crowd that had gathered," said Reinhard, but at that point, she assaulted Officer Joe Pacitti by striking him in the head.
Arias was charged with aggravated assault, processed on a warrant, and had bail set by Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore at $30,000 cash.
Chavez-Mata was also processed on a warrant and had bail set at $15,000 cash.
Neither Chavez-Mata or Arias were listed as inmates at the Ocean County Jail, according to jail records.