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Drunken Ohio man arrested after attack at Miami Beach hostel

Miami Beach, Florida – A 22-year-old man from Ohio attacked a hostel customer in Miami Beach. According to detectives, the suspect was involved in street narcotics sales.
According to police, the victim was having drinks and food about 2:25 p.m. on Monday at the Beds n’ Drinks Hostel, at 1676 James Ave., when he noticed Jason Dyer-Mitchell, of Heath, Ohio.
Witnesses told police that Dyer-Mitchell was drinking out of a bottle of Ciroc Vodka and he was being loud and obnoxious before an unprovoked attack.
“The defendant had what appeared to be a nail between his knuckles and struck the victim with it,” an officer wrote in the report.
According to the arrest form, Dyer-Mitchell hit the victim at least twice in the face and neck, and after knocking him down to the floor, he shouted at him before leaving.
Several witnesses followed Dyer-Mitchell, called 911, and one remained on the phone with dispatch until police officers arrested him on Lincoln Road and Drexel Avenue.
According to police, Dyer-Mitchell, who was wearing a red T-shirt and gray shorts, was still holding the bottle of vodka and he was carrying a black backpack with cash and illegal drugs.
Dyer-Mitchell was arrested on Monday and he remained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
Dyer-Mitchell is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of ecstasy, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of an open container of alcohol.

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