Man Who Beat Woman Re-Arrested Within Hours After Being Released Without Bail

Tom Gantert

Police said 26-year-old Eugene Webb was arrested again hours after he was released on no bail after attacking a woman.

New York, NY – A man who was released without bail after he knocked out a woman’s teeth in an unprovoked attack in Manhattan was arrested again hours later for aggressive panhandling.

Police said that 26-year-old Eugene Webb slugged a 23-year-old woman in the face and knocked out two of her teeth as she exited a train on Jan. 8, the New York Post reported.

Webb, who is homeless, was arrested on Jan. 10 and released without bail just hours after his arrest under New York’s new bail reform law that did away with cash bail for all but the most violent of felonies.

He has a history of random, unprovoked attacks on woman in Manhattan, according to the New York Daily News.

Shortly after he was released after knocking the woman's teeth out, Webb was arrested again in Greenwich Village for aggressively panhandling, according to WABC.

When police approached Webb, he tried to run.

There was a brief chase and Webb surrendered, according to WABC.

Police found a glass pipe on Webb that had the drug K2 in it.

He was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing government administration, WABC reported.

The New York Post reported that Webb had attacked a 29-year-old woman near Grand Central Station just hours after he hit the 23-year-old.

Webb has been accused of attacking several other people in Manhattan.

New York Police Department (NYPD) sources told the New York Post that Webb had several previous arrests on his recording, including an unprovoked attack on a 35-year-old woman in September of 2018.

Webb sucker-punched his victim on that occasion.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Michael Gaffey said that Webb appeared “confused and disheveled” and ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the homeless man for the repeated unprovoked attacks, the New York Post reported.

“Based upon that I believe he may have mental illness, which I believe will result in serious harm to himself and to others,” Gaffey explained. “Based upon the facts on the record and prior mentioned history, I am going to issue a civil order and I will direct the Sheriff’s Department to remove Mr. Webb to a hospital.”

Webb’s next scheduled court appearance is on Feb. 25, the New York Post reported.

“If we’re just going to keep letting him out, he’s going to keep doing the same thing. Every time we let him out, he does this,” a court officer said.

A new law that eliminated cash bail for many violent crimes went into effect on January 1 in New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who made bail reform his goal in 2019, has had to concede that some of the new laws don’t work as written, WHAM reported.

Even Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was an outspoken supporter of doing away with cash bail in an effort to keep more non-violent offenders out of jail, had to concede that the initiative hadn’t gotten off to the best start, Spectrum News reported.

Republican lawmakers quickly made moves to repeal the faulty new bail reform law that quickly dumped numerous repeat offenders back onto city streets without consequence.

“This is not what justice looks like,” New York State Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan told The New York Times.

Flanagan said that that law enforcement and district attorneys warned lawmakers last year that the proposed law doing away with cash bail would be an “unmitigated disaster.”

The senator urged state senate Democrats to stop talking about voting reform and worry about repealing the bail reform laws.

“The public is less safe today as a result of the laws that were enacted last year. This is germane. This is important to the people we represent. And this should be the number one priority of the New York state senate today,” Flanagan argued emotionally.

All of the state senate Democrats voted against Flanagan’s measure to repeal the new bail reform law, according to the senator’s website.

Comments (72)
E7MR
E7MR

Aggressive panhandling?!? Isn't that called robbery in at least several jurisdictions?

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getjdb
getjdb

Seems qualified to run for Mayor!!

Scattered
Scattered

Can we say moron? These idiots are taking this country DOWN.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

It appears as though they're treating our law enforcement officers like Sportsman rather than enforcing the law by implementing these "catch and release" forms of Justice! The elected officials of these cities Performing this form of adjudification should, theirselves, be incarcerated!

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Once again, to the surprise of absolutely fucking nobody.

Sgt167
Sgt167

They should lock him up in a women’s prison and see how long it takes them to take him out since he’s fond of punching women. Can you say shank

Montana Hick
Montana Hick

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS:
Welcome to the democrat socialist paradise you voted for.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
As your city descends into a unlivable shit hole, many of you will flee New York like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
You'll seek safer, more decent places to live with more freedom.
Take note, democrats are NOT in power in those places.
DO NOT come in, and vote democrats into power, you'll just be repeating the cycle, and change your new home to look like the shit hole just you fled.
That is why most people hate Californians, they are like plague carriers, spreading the stupid.
Don't be stupid, learn from your mistake of giving control to democrats.

copsupporter$$
copsupporter$$

That "Hug a Thug" crap works real good...

lolamae
lolamae

I always thought catch and release was for fishing, at least the fish are harmless. The Gov of NY is a real liberal shit bag and if I lived there I would run out of there fast as I can.

Noneyabizeither
Noneyabizeither

In Texas he wouldn't survive!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Unmentioned is the fact that the 23 year old woman he attacked was white. To do that would be "racist"

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF!! Stop coddling these rabid animals!! And start by hanging all the liberal hug-a-thugs!!!Then no more of this lifetime in prison crap!! Death penalty/life sentences will be done swiftly. Throw the hammer down!!

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

But seriously, this is the world they voted in. How about the Officer holding the door? Damn!!!

RunCop
RunCop

Why do liberals love criminals?

Jones24
Jones24

Once released because of lax laws, they should be driven to the Mayor and his friends homes so they can have dinner . Because I am sure they (criminals) are misunderstood. Ugh I am disgusted! what about the the victim? Do they not matter in NY?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

ElleD
ElleD

The vigilante days will have to make a comeback.

maxx1676
maxx1676

He should quietly disappear...he wouldn`t be missed.
The people who passed these laws to release these savages back into society should be charged with whatever crime these animals commit.

K-9 319
K-9 319

Het Cuomo, hows this workin out for ya. Idiot !!!

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

The perp is crazy, Cuomo is crazy and this law is crazy.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#howmanyconvictions #mentalhospitals

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a SOB

Racechaser6
Racechaser6

The Mayor's new policy on bail for violent criminals is ludicrous. It only endangers the public. Now the governor of Virginia is trying the same thing.

Raymelson
Raymelson

Cuomo is as fucked up as Hogans goat when you start giving criminals gifts for ther behavior is beyond being stupid so I gotta believe sorse is paying Cuomo to destroy new York an until the head of the snake is cut off nothing will change

Stanracer
Stanracer

STOP VOTING IN BLEEDING HEART, HUG-A-THUG, POLICE HATING, LIBERAL POLITICIANS!!!!! Problem solved.

investigator
investigator

That's the NEW YORK STATE OF MIND.....and now one of their TOP IDIOTS, BLOOMBERG is running for President! God help us all if he gets elected!!!

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

I'd get A GOOD LAWYER AND SUE, SUE, SUE. You won't get anything from the SAVAGE but you will from the city/state I bet !!!!!

Me55
Me55

They keep saying the reform was for non violent offenders. If sucker punching people isn't violent, then what the fuck is, asshats!

LEO0301
LEO0301

"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who made bail reform his goal in 2019, has had to concede that some of the new laws don’t work as written"
Some of the new laws?! What planet does this guy live on? Does he honestly believe things will improve with time?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Another black guy! WTF is wrong with these people!

TheColonelJamse
TheColonelJamse

New York Cops just have to go back to, Shoot First ...Ask Questions Later.
They may have to do a little more paperwork but all the law abiding citizens will be much better off.

neda
neda

i bet he would not be released without bail if he did that to de blasio.

Gramercy
Gramercy

The bail reform law is absolutely ridiculous! I would assume now, the woman will sue NYC for the dental coverage to "redo her mouth" and replace her front teeth. Two can play the game, ya know.

Chriscannon
Chriscannon

Just when you THINK(I can't name names). People CAN'T DO "ANYTHING" more STUPID-BAM! They blow my mind.

Jujub4
Jujub4

Maybe they should be on the receiving end of these criminals, hopefully.


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