Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Carlos J. Rosa of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this morning before Supreme Court Judge Christopher J. Burns on an indictment charging him with two counts of Assault in the First Degree, Class “B” felonies.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim was outside of a nightclub on Pearl Street in the City of Buffalo when he was attacked by the defendant. The defendant is accused of slashing the victim across the face in an unprovoked attack. The victim suffered a large laceration to the side of his face. The injury required surgery and will result in a permanent scar.
Rosa is scheduled to return on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The defendant remains held on $20,000 bail set previously in Buffalo City Court.
If convicted of all charges, Rosa faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney James M. Marra and Assistant District Attorney Samantha N. King of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.