Man Slammed Woman’s Head Into Pavement, Knocking Out Teeth: Cops

Artigas was charged with four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of criminal mischief

A West Park man was arrested after authorities said he repeatedly slammed a woman’s head onto the pavement, knocking four of her teeth out and causing her to suffer internal bleeding.

Roberto Andres Artigas, 29, was arrested Sunday in Hallandale Beach, according to online jail records. He faces four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of criminal mischief and remained in jail on $50,000 bond.

Hallandale Beach Police said the alleged incident began after an argument between Artigas and 46-year-old Michelle Montesi. Artigas then pushed 52-year-old Marilyn May Walden into a bar after she tried to stop the argument, the complaint affidavit said.

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After several people attempted to leave, Artigas swung Montesi’s metal speaker stand and hit Walden, Montesi and two other adults, the affidavit said.

“The speaker stand is approximately 4 feet tall and can easily kill a person,” the affidavit read.

Artigas then pushed Walden to the ground, got on top of her and repeatedly slammed her head into the pavement, the affidavit said.

Prosecutors said Walden remains in intensive care at a hospital. The other victims suffered from swelling or lacerations.

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Artigas, who then caused $700 in damages to Montesi’s car, drove to her home to remove his belongings, the affidavit said.

In bond court Tuesday, Artigas and Judge John Hurley communicated through a sign language interpreter. Hurley told Artigas that teh court was concerned with his level of violence and the future safety of the victims.

Hurley also ordered Artigas stay away from the alleged victims’ locations should he post bond.

It is unknown whether he has an attorney.

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