Homeless Man Arraigned in Attack on Beach

A homeless man was arraigned on a litany of charges Friday in East Boston District Court after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a sneaker last Thursday on Constitution Beach.

According to District Attorney Kevin Hayden, Tyler Grace, 40, was arraigned on several charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and failure to register as a sex offender.

At the arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Amelia Singh said Grace engaged in a verbal argument with two female parties on the beach and was kicking sand on their belongings. He told the two women that they did not belong and that he wanted them to leave.

The victim then approached Grace to tell him to leave the area and to leave the women alone. Grace proceeded to get close to her and throw his sneaker at her, hitting her in the face and neck area. Grace then left the area with his belongings.

Just after 5:30 pm last Thursday, State Police received a call from the woman who had been assaulted. She described the assaulter as wearing brown pants, a white shirt, a brown hat, and carrying a liquor bottle.

A trooper arrived at the beach and found Grace, matching the description. He noted that Grace’s breath had the odor of alcohol.

Troopers conducted a show up with the victim by driving by the location where the responding trooper and Grace stood. The victim positively identified Grace as the assaulter.

During booking troopers discovered that Grace was a level three sex offender and was in violation out of the Town of Winthrop because he had failed to register.

Grace’s bail was set at $540 in cash.

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