Man Charged In Random West Village Attack Released Under New Bail Reform Law

WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 10, 2020 - 4:21 pm
Eugene Webb



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The homeless man charged with punching a woman in a random attack in the West Village this week is back on the street under the new bail reform law

Eugene Webb, 26, is accused of beating a 23-year-old woman outside the 1 subway station at West Houston and Varick streets early Wednesday morning. 

The attack was so forceful, the victim lost two teeth.

Webb has been arrested several times for similar offenses in the past and is also being linked to another beating that happened Wednesday night.

He's been charged with misdemeanor assault, one of the charges that no longer allow for bail.

Prosecutors asked for $10,000 bail, but Webb was released with supervision.

He is due back in court next month. 

Some lawmakers indicated changes may be coming to the controversial bail reform measures in wake of recent high-profile anti-Semitic attacks, including some committed by repeat offenders.