Man arrested in connection to St. Paul man’s death week after assault

Police have made an arrest in connection to a man’s death a week after he reported being assaulted.

St. Paul Police said 39-year-old Phillip Charles Jones was booked into the Ramsey County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection to 51-year-old Carlos V. Rocha’s death. He has not been formally charged.

Police said Rocha reported being assaulted in his apartment building on Dec. 20. Officers and medics responded to his apartment but Rocha wasn’t hospitalized.

The next week, members of the St. Paul Fire Department went back to Rocha’s apartment to check on him and found him dead. An autopsy determined Rocha died from the injuries he suffered during the assault.