Felony charge issued to woman who used mop as weapon

EH Police Handle Assault Incident

East Hampton Town Police responded to a domestic dispute between a divorced couple on Friday, January 25. Ines Quito-Romero, 35, was arrested at her Oakview Highway trailer home on a felony assault charge, after she swung and struck her ex-husband
repeatedly with a mop handle.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where 18 stitches were required to close the wounds, police said.

Quito-Romero was charged with assault with a weapon with intent to cause serious injury, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a weapon with intent to use.

Held overnight, she was released after posting $500 bail Saturday morning.

In other town police news, Jake Early, 21, of Sag Harbor was charged with DWI. The arrest followed an accident just before midnight January 24 when, according to police, Early lost control of the 2003 Toyota he was driving, and failed to navigate a turn at the intersection of Route 114 and Wainscott Northwest Road. The Toyota left the roadway and plowed through some woods. When police arrived, Early was allegedly standing outside the wrecked vehicle.

Police said Early failed sobriety tests, so they placed him under arrest. His breath test allegedly exceeded a 0.18 reading, automatically raising the misdemeanor charge to the aggravated level.

He was released Friday morning without having to post bail, due to his ties to the community, following his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

t.e@indyeastend.com