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Man Attacks Neighbor with Bucket, Police Say

By Lisha Arino | October 30, 2015 5:35pm | Updated on November 1, 2015 9:46pm
 William Bailey Jr. as of June 22, 2011.
William Bailey Jr. as of June 22, 2011.
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NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

LOWER EAST SIDE — A convicted felon attacked his 54-year-old neighbor after they got into an argument inside a Stanton Street apartment last week, police said.

William Bailey, Jr., 37, struck his neighbor in the face with a mop bucket on Oct. 21 at 8:40 p.m., causing lacerations, swelling and redness, police said. He then fled the location, according to the NYPD.7

Prosecutors said Bailey was charged with assault. His bail was set at $5,000 bond or $3,000 cash.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to state records, Bailey was sentenced to five years in prison with a five-year parole after he was convicted of attempted murder and robbery in 2003.

Prosecutors said Bailey robbed a man on July 4, 1999 in Jamaica, Queens, while another person held the victim and his companions at gunpoint. After taking the man’s cash, prosecutors said, Bailey moved on to another person in the group but the victim jumped up and was shot in the chest by Bailey’s companion.

Bailey was conditionally released in October 2005, but went back to jail five years later for a parole violation, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. He  completed his sentence in July 2011, according to a DOCCS spokeswoman.

Other recent crimes in the 7th Precinct include:

► A robbery victim wouldn’t let her cellphone go without a fight, police said.

The woman, 40, was texting in front of the Baruch Houses at 60 Columbia St. at 6:57 p.m. on Wednesday when a 20-year-old woman came up to her and grabbed the phone, according to the NYPD.

The robber tried to pull the phone away, but the woman resisted, engaging the thief in a brief tug-of-war over the Motorola phone, which had a cracked screen, police said.

The younger woman eventually ripped the phone loose, leading the victim to grab the thief's hoodie in a final attempt to get it back, according to the NYPD.

However, the 20-year-old slipped away and fled northbound on Columbia Street, police said.

Police described the thief as standing 5-foot-7 and wearing her blonde hair in a pony tail.

► A thief stole nearly $500 worth of property after a woman forgot her diaper bag in a Delancey Street Dunkin' Donuts police said.

The woman, 38, entered the shop at about 3:36 p.m. on Oct. 25 to order food and placed the $70 bag on the floor, police said. It contained an iPad mini, pink baby shoes and her wallet, which had credit cards, gift cards and her social security card, according to the NYPD.

Dunkin' Donuts declined to comment.