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Trial set for ‘Bloody Sincere’ in Fairview bus stop beating of Port Authority employee, 80

Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

ONLY ON CVP: An ex-con goes on trial early next month on charges of beating and robbing an 80-year-old Port Authority worker, breaking his jaw in two places, at a Fairview bus stop.

Rashon Drone — known as “Bloody Sincere” — was identified by Fairview Detective Jose Rivas from surveillance video and eyewitness interviews as the man who mugged the victim at Desoto Place and Hamilton Avenue around 5 a.m. last Aug. 13.

Seeking safety, the man boarded a bus to Manhattan, then was taken from a Port Authority facility to Bellevue Hospital, where he remained for several days. He later returned home and was under the care of relatives, police told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Rashon “Bloody Sincere” Drone (STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter)

Three days after the attack, Rivas and Detective Capt. Martin Kahn arrested Drone, a 29-year-old Englewood native, after finding him at a West New York apartment where he’d been living.

He is charged with assaulting a victim during a robbery doing so with “reckless indifference to the value of human life,” and leaving an injured victim incapacitated.

Drone has been indicted five times in Bergen County and once in Hudson for robbery, assault, burglary, forgery, theft, weapons charges, and obstruction of police, records show.

He has four convictions, Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Yomara Castro said.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi set a July 7 trial date.

Drone remained held on $87,000 bail.

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