Eligao Hernandez of New York was charged with aggravated battery on Wednesday, April 5, following an argument at a job site on Sandcastle Road in The Dunes neighborhood. Sanibel Police say 40-year-old Hernandez cut the victim with a box-cutter before fleeing the job site.
The victim and a witness also left the job site to go to the hospital, when, for an unknown reason, all three parties stopped in the same spot on the Sanibel Causeway. The victim and witness locked themselves in their vehicle and called 911. All three were still present when police arrived. EMS responded to the scene and treated the victim for their injury, as well as Hernandez for what appeared to be a self-inflicted cut on his left arm.
Hernandez was charged with aggravated battery and booked into the Lee County Jail, where he remains as of Saturday, April 8 on a $25,000 bond. The investigation remains active.