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Jarrod Powell biography: 13 things about man who attacked Yao Pan Ma in East Harlem, Upper Manhattan

Jarrod Powell (©NYPD)
Jarrod Powell (©NYPD)

Jarrod Powell is an African-American man from New York City, New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He has lived in different parts of New York City including The Bronx and Staten Island. (a)
  2. From 1988 to 2020, he was arrested 16 times and had contact with police at least 33 times. (b)
  3. On January 25, 1998, he kidnapped a woman, then 23, from an apartment on Staten Island, took her to another location and sexually assaulted her. He was charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, sexual misconduct and sex assault. (c)
  4. In 2000, he was paroled. (b)
  5. In July 2002, he was arrested for fare evasion on the subway. (c)
  6. In November 2003, he was arrested for fare evasion on the subway. (c)
  7. In December 2003, he was arrested for fare evasion on the subway. (c)
  8. In January 2004, he was arrested for fare evasion on the subway twice. He was arrested for the same crime in April 2004, in November 2004 and in December 2004. (c)
  9. In February 2006, he was arrested for assault at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City twice. (c)
  10. In July 2006, while incarcerated at Rikers Island in The Bronx, he assaulted a fellow inmate with a food tray and punched the victim. (c)
  11. On April 24, 2021, he was caught on camera kicking Chinese man Yao Pan Ma, then 61, in the head at least six times while the latter was collecting cans to make money for his family at Third Avenue and East 125th Street in East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, New York City. (c) (d)
  12. On April 26, 2021, NYPD officers arrested him. When he walked out of the department’s 25th Precinct station house in handcuffs on April 26, 2021, he was asked if he attacked Ma. He claimed that it was Ma who attacked him but the NYPD found no evidence to support his claim. He was charged with attempted murder and assault as a hate crime. (c) (d)
  13. He was 49 years old and homeless when he was arrested on April 26, 2021. (c) (d)

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