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Man Charged With Assault After Kicking Victim In Face Outside Freeport Restaurant, Police Say

Joseph Gambuzza, 42, of South Carolina
Joseph Gambuzza, 42, of South Carolina Photo Credit: Nassau County Crime Stoppers

A man is facing charges after police say he kicked a victim in the face outside of a restaurant in Freeport.

Nassau County Police say a 24-year-old male victim became involved in a verbal dispute outside of Tropix (395 Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport) on Sunday, June 23 around 7:40 p.m.

Police say the victim was kicked in the face and head numerous times during the dispute, causing multiple injuries.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and the perpetrator, identified as Joseph Gambuzza, 42, of South Carolina, was arrested, according to police.

Gambuzza was charged with first-degree assault and has been arraigned.

This investigation is ongoing, and detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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