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Man Faces Felony Charges After Alleged Fight

A North Sea man, Juan Carlos Cruz-Melendez, 41, was arrested on September 11 on multiple felony charges after a domestic incident in a North Sea residence. According to the Southampton Town police, Cruz-Melendez entered the house to confront a male acquaintance, with whom a physical fight began.

The police said Cruz-Melendez hurled a ceramic flower pot at the man, which broke upon contact with the victim, who was cut. Cruz-Melendez fled, but was soon in the custody of police. After an investigation by detectives, he was charged with burglary, for allegedly entering the house with the intent to commit a crime, along with three other felonies: assault with intent to cause serious injury, criminal mischief for causing over $250 in damage, and criminal possession of a weapon. He was also charged with a misdemeanor, endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set the next morning at $25,000, which was not immediately met.