Police arrest Spa Castle assault suspect

Police charged 24-year-old Ariel McMillian with assault after hitting a Spa Castle employee with her car in February.
By Gina Martinez

Police have found the woman suspected of running over a Spa Castle employee with her car, the NYPD said.

Areil McMillian, 24, of East Patchogue was arrested and charged with assault, petit larceny and leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

McMillian allegedly left Spa Castle, located at 131-11 11th Ave., Feb. 25 without paying for services and entered a dark colored sedan. Police said a 21 year-old employee, Deion Wright, approached and was allegedly hit by McMillian’s car. The victim, who is a security guard at the spa, was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for bruising and pain to the body.

After the incident Wright held a news conference led by Rev. Kevin McCall, of the National Action Network Leaders, asking that the spa be closed down until security concerns were addressed.

“They have one security guard and he’s injured,” McCall said. “So as we speak they have no security guard and they’re open from 8 a.m. to midnight everyday. It’s important and imperative that they have some kind of security and that safety concerns are met.”

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