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Jarrod Powell allegedly stomped on 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma at least six times on the head while collecting cans to earn money for his family on Friday at Third Avenue and East 125th Street in East Harlem, cops said. The heinous attack, which was caught on camera, came as the city tries to cope with an increase in anti-Asian incidents.
Powell, who has at least 15 previous arrests dating back to 1988, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with two counts of serious battery, cops said. The New York Police Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating the attack, but it was unclear if Ma was the target due to his race.
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Jarrod Powell is 49 years old.
Arrested – Charges
He has been arrested in connection with last week’s brutal headbutt attack on a 61-year-old Asian man in East Harlem, police say.
Jarrod Powell was handcuffed on two counts of felony assault around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police had been searching for him since the attack Friday night near Third Avenue and East 125th Street.
According to police, the suspect struck the victim on the back, causing her to fall to the ground. He then allegedly proceeded to kick him several times in the head before running off. The video tweeted by the police appears to show the brutal stomp to the head.
The victim was said to have suffered “significant injuries”. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but he was expected to survive. No update on his condition was immediately available Tuesday, nor was it clear if Powell had an attorney who could comment on the allegations against him.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the case, but authorities have not specified whether they believe the victim was targeted because of her race.
Although police have not considered Friday night’s attack a hate crime, it comes amid a wave of racially motivated attacks on Asian Americans. It also echoes a similar incident captured on camera in Hell’s Kitchen last month, where a 65-year-old woman was repeatedly kicked.
A man on probation for killing his own mother was arrested in that case. At the time of the Hell’s Kitchen attack, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had open more than a dozen hate crime cases against Asians this year alone.
The Senate on Thursday passed legislation targeting hate crimes against Asians after an increase in incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee considered a similar version of the bill introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York, on Wednesday.