Person of interest in Church St. assault nabbed during domestic incident

By Brandi Makuski

Stevens Point police say they have arrested a man suspected of assaulting a woman in July.

The suspect, Nayver Nardi Bravo Morales, 21, was taken into custody on the 2200 block of Madison St. According to the incident report, police were called to the home shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 after a 52-year-old male resident reported someone shattered the windshield of his car.

Another resident of the home, a 20-year-old woman, told police someone had entered the home and stole her cell phone. She believed the suspect was her boyfriend, later identified as Morales.

Police located Morales at a nearby residence later that day, with the woman’s phone in his possession. The phone was “bent and the screen was shattered”, the report said, and Morales was taken into custody on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property, and a theft.

During an interview with police, Morales also admitted to damaging the windshield earlier that day by “striking it several times with a rock”.

Morales was given a $1,000 signature bond during his initial appearance on Aug. 7. According to the incident report, Morales was then detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to Sgt. Robert Kussow, Morales has also been named as a person of interest in a July 1 battery. During that incident, a 28-year-old woman received severe injuries after being attacked while walking home near Church and Matilda streets.

Kussow said Morales matches the physical description of the suspect in that case, but his office is still seeking any additional information on the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Kussow at (715) 346-1515, or to remain anonymous, contact Portage County Crimestoppers at (888) 346-6600.