Glenmore Nembhard, 40, of Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York, United States was accused of attacking Korean-American woman Nancy Toh, 83, in White Plains, New York. However, he will no longer be prosecuted for the alleged crime.
Nembhard allegedly spat on Toh’s face, punched her nose and knocked her unconscious while she was collecting cans and bottles for money outside of Nordstrom at the Westchester Mall in White Plains at around 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 2021. After the attack, she refused medical assistance and did not report the incident until March 10, 2021.
On March 11, 2021, police found Nembhard and arrested him. The Westchester County Office of the District Attorney charged him with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to a person who is 65 years of age or older.
Mugshots of Nemhard have yet to be released. He was homeless at the time of his arrest.
On April 27, 2021, Westchester County district attorney Mimi Rocah announced that there was not enough evidence found during the investigation to indict Nembhard and aspects of his identification would be rendered inadmissible and unusable in court. However, she clarified that her office will prosecute any person who commits a hate crime.
“We have now determined that available evidence beyond the inadmissible identification is not sufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect originally arrested committed the assault as charged,” The Examiner quoted Rocah as saying. “As justice requires, we are dismissing all charges against this individual.”
It was not the first time Nembhard was arrested. On July 31, 2012, he was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant and accused of failing to show up to a justice court date and to respond to charges of trespassing and drinking in public, Patch reported.