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Man Arrested for 2011 Assault in Isla Vista
updated: Mar 30, 2012, 3:44 PM

Source: SBPD

Sheriff's deputies in Broward County have arrested a Florida man suspected of assaulting a 19-year old man during an incident inside an Isla Vista apartment nearly one year ago.

At approximately 2:35am on Friday, April 15, 2011, Sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment on the 6500 block of Trigo Road for a report of a fight on an apartment balcony.

According to the investigation, witnesses say that several people on the balcony had gotten into a shouting argument with a group of people walking by on the street below when one of the individuals on the street ran to the apartment's entrance and attempted to break through the front door.

Witnesses say a 19-year old male resident of the apartment was sleeping on the couch when Nawa A Koa Misi (DOB 1/17/87) of Weston, Florida, gained access to the apartment by punching a hole through the wooden front door. They say the man on the couch stood up and was immediately punched in the eye by Misi.

Misi left the apartment shortly after, but was followed by three adult females who demanded that he pay for the damage to the apartment. One of the women say that when she told Misi she was calling law enforcement, Misi grabbed the woman's cell phone and threw it on the ground.

Sheriff's deputies arrived moments later and began their investigation. Misi was cooperative and agreed to pay for the damage. The male who Misi assaulted did not request to file charges until the next day. Misi was informed at that time via telephone that the incident was now a criminal case that the Sheriff's Office was recommending the District Attorney file a charge of battery with serious bodily injury (243(d) PC).

In early March, 2012, a detective with the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Felony Fugitive Unit confirmed that Misi was living in Florida and arranged with authorities in Broward County to arrest Misi on the felony warrant which they did Friday morning, March 30, 2012.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office will not be releasing any more information regarding this case until it has been adjudicated.

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