SALT LAKE CITY — A man wanted in connection with a violent beating has been named the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit's new Public Enemy No. 1.
Dominique Charles Rocha, 33, a.k.a. "Niko," was arrested in February of 2011 and charged in 3rd District Court with felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
After two men got into a fight in front of an apartment complex near 445 East and 300 South, Rocha "came out from the side of the building and also punched (the victim) in the head, knocking him to the ground," according to court documents.
The two continued to punch and kick the victim while he was on the ground. The man suffered a broken hip, a concussion and other facial injuries, according to charging documents. He was in the hospital for at least three weeks.
Police arrested Rocha after spotting him nearby and an officer noticed blood on a shoe, hand and a sleeve.
But after he failed to show up for court hearing, a $50,000 warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police say Rocha is a member of a violent street gang. He has previously been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, drug possession and an amended felony charge of attempted theft.
Investigators say Rocha is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information can call police at 801-743-7000.