Bridgeport machete suspect was out on bond during attack; victim was ‘eviscerated,’ according to warrant

A Bridgeport man went before a judge at Bridgeport Superior Court, accused of using a machete to slash a man’s stomach nearly nine months ago.

Marissa Alter

Mar 11, 2024, 10:37 PM

Updated 39 days ago

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A Bridgeport man went before a judge at Bridgeport Superior Court, accused of using a machete to slash a man’s stomach nearly nine months ago.
Gerald “Capitin” Valle was arraigned on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault on Monday.
It happened June 18 after a get-together on the baseball field at Central High School. The group played a game, barbecued and drank alcohol, according to a Valle’s arrest warrant, but a fight between two groups there broke out on the street as people headed home. Police responded to the area around 8:15 p.m. and found the victim "had been eviscerated, his intestines resting outside of his abdomen," the warrant said.
Multiple witnesses identified Valle and his uncle as the ones who started the violence, according to the warrant. It also said one person told police that Valle’s uncle urged his nephew to use the machete, telling him, “I will get you out of jail.”
The victim went to the hospital critically hurt but did survive. He later told police he knew Valle and his uncle and described them as "chronically aggressive, festering some unknown grievance," the warrant said.
Valle was arrested in Louisiana Friday and then extradited to Connecticut. But Monday afternoon wasn't his first arraignment at Bridgeport Superior Court. Valle has two other pending cases, according to court records. One is also a stabbing where the victim was seriously hurt in January 2022. Valle was out on $100,000 bond in that case when this one happened.
Judge Elizabeth Reid set bond for the new charges at $300,000. Reid also ruled bond can only be posted at the courthouse with GPS monitoring a condition of release.


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