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St. Pete man used nunchucks to cause multiple fractures to another man’s face, police say

The attack came after the two men were arguing over money in St. Petersburg. It was captured on video, police said.
Booking photo of Dontay Auffrey, charged with attacking a man with nunchucks, causing multiple bone fractures to the man's face. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Booking photo of Dontay Auffrey, charged with attacking a man with nunchucks, causing multiple bone fractures to the man's face. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Published Jan. 28
Updated Jan. 28

A St. Petersburg man is facing a felony charge after he used a pair of nunchucks to seriously injure a man’s face, arrest reports state.

Dontay Auffrey, 23, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm.

The report says that on Saturday night, Auffrey argued with the other man over money around 10 p.m. in the 300 block of 62nd Avenue N.

Auffrey then struck the other man multiple times in the body and face with the nunchucks.

“The victim suffered multiple fractures to the bones in his face from the attack,” a St. Petersburg police officer wrote in the report.

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The officer also noted that there is surveillance footage showing Auffrey chasing the man through a back yard while swinging the nunchucks, and video showing him choking the victim as well.

Auffrey also was arrested on charges of possessing heroin and methamphetamine after officers found the drugs in a pill bottle in his pocket after the arrest, reports state. Bail was set at $14,000. Auffrey was being held at the Pinellas County jail Tuesday.

This isn’t the first time Auffrey has been accused of injuring someone.

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In October 2016, he was arrested on a robbery charge after police said he used a rock to hit a man in the face in the 900 block of 34th Street N. The incident may have been drug related and Auffrey was charged with drug possession.

Auffrey was sentenced to two years and six months in prison on the drug charge. He was released in March.

His arrest record also includes charges of criminal mischief, petty theft, burglary, battery, leaving the scene of a crash and trespassing.


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