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February 16, 2024, 1:43 PM

NYC migrant accused of beating cops in Times Square, punching and biting store workers whines that he’s the one in danger as judge sets $100K bail

By Kyle Schnitzer and Kate Sheehy

A Venezuelan migrant accused in the caught-on-video beating of cops in Times Square — and who previously allegedly punched two store workers and bit one of them — claims he’s the one afraid of getting hurt now that he’s behind bars.

Yorman Reveron, 24, has “received numerous death threats on social media in regards to this case,” his lawyer told a judge Friday while arguing that the accused violent offender should be freed without bail to protect himself.

“They are, to be frank, afraid to come to court,’’ the attorney, Roberto Perez, said at Reveron’s Manhattan Supreme Court arraignment, referring to the suspect and his family.

But Judge Ruth Pickholtz scoffed, “It’s clear that Mr. Reveron has been here one year and already had two interactions with the law: petit larcenies and assaultive behavior.

“And while he was out on supervised release, he continued in this case. So bail is appropriate at this time,” the jurist said —  ordering Reveron held on the $100,000 bail that Manhattan prosecutors sought.

Reveron is accused of grabbing and tossing a cop to the ground and pushing another officer during the mob attack around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 outside a migrant shelter at West 42nd Street near Seventh Avenue.

The suspect, who has lived in the city for about a year, was previously arrested at least twice before in Manhattan — and dumped back on the street without bail both times.

He is accused of stealing pants from Nordstrom Rack and punching and biting a store employee there in late November, and then helping to swipe a coat and suitcase from Macy’s in Herald Square, where he also allegedly punched a worker in the face, just before Christmas.

Reveron and most of the other police-beating suspects had initially been freed without bail in the assault on the two cops, sparking widespread outrage.

Two suspected members of a notorious Venezuelan street gang who were busted in the cops’ beating and then released also were given bail Friday — but were being held while facing federal charges.

They are set to undergo deportation proceedings at some point.

One of them, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, tried to hide his role in the cop brawl by changing clothes afterward, authorities said Friday.

The suspect, who has been in the US for three months, had initially been freed without bail and was taken into custody in a Bronx apartment Tuesday on the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrant.

The judge set his bail at $15,000 Friday in the cops’ beating. Prosecutors had asked that he be held without bail.

The second reputed member of the Tren de Aragua gang, Wilson Juarez, 21, didn’t touch any of the officers during the beating, but tried to throw cops off the case by switching clothes with another suspect, prosecutors said.

Juarez was arrested at the Bronx pad with Arocha on ICE raps.

He was given a procedural $1 bail Friday in the cops’ beating, having been charged with tampering with physical evidence, a non-bail-eligible crime, but as with Arocha, he was also being held on ICE charges.

A fourth suspect — who had initially been bailed out by an activist Brooklyn pastor in the cops’ beating— also landed back behind bars.

Yohenry Brito, 24, an alleged serial thief since he’s been in New York City for the past eight months, had been the only one of the busted cop-beat migrants to first be jailed in the cop case. He was ordered held on $15,000 bail at the time.

The pastor then posted his bail Tuesday, and the suspect walked free.

But Pickholtz was having none of it Friday, re-instituting Brito’s bail at $15,000, noting, “Since he has been here, he has four separate cases’’ of petit larceny.

Brito is the accused initial instigator of the Jan. 27 incident. He had refused to move along when the officers went to disperse the rowdy group.

His lawyer, Mark Jankowitz, argued to the judge, “Ultimately, Mr. Brito did move! … He was pushing a baby stroller!”

Pickholtz shot back, “There wasn’t a baby in the stroller.”

A fifth migrant, Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19 — who was initially released in the cops’ beating but then rearrested two weeks later over a violent Queens robbery at Macy’s and remanded till his arraignment Friday — was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Prosecutors had sought $100,000 bail.

He is accused of “grabbing one officer and kicking’’ another in the Times Square incident, prosecutors told the judge.

In the shoplifting case, Gomez-Izquiel, who has been in the US for five months, most recently staying at the Rose Hotel in Manhattan, allegedly acted as lookout while one of his cohorts punched a store security guard and helped swipe $600 in merchandise.

All of the suspects pleaded not guilty Friday.

Additional reporting by Joe Marino