Salisbury man assaulted after kicking roommate out of house

Published 10:29 am Monday, March 16, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man who was accused of beating up his roommate after he was asked to move out now faces assault charges, according to Salisbury police.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Josue Jonathan Bonilla, 26, of the 500 block of Fair Bluff Avenue, with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

Police spokesman Lt. Lee Walker said the roommate kicked Bonilla out of the house and he refused to leave. Bonilla punched his roommate 10 to 15 times in the face, fractured his nose, caused his eye to swell shut and caused the victim temporary loss of vision. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Walker said Bonilla was extremely intoxicated. He was issued a $2,500 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.