Myrtle Beach police charge man in assault that left the victim with missing teeth

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 31, 2013 

Bruno Pereira Silva

— Myrtle Beach police charged a 30-year-old man in connection with a 21-year-old man reporting his two front teeth were knocked out when he was punched outside a club in the city, according to authorities.

Bruno Pereira Silva, 30, was charged with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called about 4 a.m. Tuesday to Club There at 516 Eighth Ave. North for an assault, according to police reports.

A 21-year-old victim told police he was punched and had his two front teeth knocked out by Silva, according to the report. The victim said he walked his girlfriend and her friend outside the club when Silva called the victim and a witness an offense term.

The victim said he asked Silva why he made the comment and Silva attacked him, according to the report. The victim said he pleaded for Silva to stop hitting him before Silva left.

The victim had two marks on the side of his head and both his front teeth were knocked out and the victim was covered in blood, according to the report. The victim had no marks on his hands, which officers noted was consistent with him not fighting.

Silva told police he was helping one of the women outside because she had a hurt ankle and the victim asked where he was taking the woman, according to the report. Silva said the victim pulled on his shirt so he turned and punched him.

Silva had marks and cuts on his hand from hitting the victim’s teeth, according to the report. Witnesses told police the victim did not touch Silva and that Silva turned around and assaulted the victim.

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