Pasco man gets 1-year sentence for assaulting man at apartment

Kristin M. Kraemerm Tri-City HeraldNovember 22, 2013 

A Pasco man is going to prison for one year for punching a man outside his apartment, then following the victim inside to continue the assault.

Rolando P. Floresca initially denied attacking the man in the apartment, but Richland police found blood spatter on several interior walls.

Floresca, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. It included an aggravating circumstance that the crime was an invasion of the victim's privacy.

According to court documents, the victim woke up early May 13 to noise outside his Van Giesen Street apartment. He went outside the ask the man to quiet down and was punched in the face several times.

The man ran back into his house but was followed by Floresca, documents said.

When police arrived, the victim was bleeding profusely, appeared to have a broken nose and had a severely swollen face that already was turning black and blue.

Floresca later admitted to the assault but claimed the man was the aggressor and Floresca hit him in an effort to get away, court documents said. It's not clear why Floresca was at the apartment building that day.

Floresca must pay $387 to the victim and an undetermined amount to the Crime Victims Compensation Program in Olympia, documents said. He also was ordered to have no contact with the victim for 10 years.

-- Kristin M. Kraemer: 582-1531;; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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