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Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken brawl outside of AT&T Park earlier this month have reached a plea deal, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Anthony Rucker, 42, and Francisco Lopez, 32, pleaded guilty and no contest, respectively, to assault and battery charges connected with a fight that occurred around 5:50 p.m. on July 10 at Second and King streets.
The fight broke out near the stadium where, earlier that day, the San Francisco Giants had played the Oakland Athletics.
Both men had attended the game with their families.
Rucker pleaded guilty to felony assault. He faces three years' probation and one year in county jail, according to the district attorney's office.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17.
Lopez, who was with Rucker at the incident, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to three years' probation.
The two men were arrested in Sacramento for their alleged involvement in the fight, which left a 27-year-old Oakland woman unconscious and injured a 28-year-old San Jose man.
The pair's attorneys had argued that the fight started after the woman and man thought Rucker's 13-year-old daughter was filming the woman vomiting on the sidewalk.
The daughter was only playing a video game, but the altercation escalated and Lopez got involved. Rucker allegedly swung and hit the woman, who was knocked unconscious, according to the attorneys.
The woman was taken to the hospital and released the next day. The man also suffered minor injures in the fight.
Lopez' attorney argued that Lopez had been punched by the San Jose man and his nose was broken in the drunken brawl.
Prosecutors said both Rucker and Lopez were on probation out of Sacramento County before their arrests.
Rucker was convicted of illegal possession of marijuana, while Lopez was convicted of negligent discharge of a firearm.
Rucker remains in custody on $200,000 bail.Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:50 -0700
Police in Colorado claim 53-year-old Kenneth Welton used a lawnmower as his mode of transportation for a recent night on the town gone awry.
Police were alerted by concerned citizens who reported Welton was aboard a lawnmower going the wrong direction down a busy road in Garden City, Colorado.
According to this CBS4 report, Weld County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Standridge says that when police confronted Welton, he was unable to stand on his own and showed other signs of impairment.
Welton, interviewed by a news reporter while in jail, disputed the charges. He claimed he was using the lawnmower to trim weeds, not for bar-hopping. Welton was shocked by the DUI charge.
KOAA reports that Welton is a repeat traffic offender and his driver’s license had already been revoked at the time of the alleged lawnmower DUI.
It is not know if Welton has obtained legal representation.Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:42:00 -0700
Two male teens were rescued Friday evening from a 75-foot cliff in the Golden Gate Recreation Area in Marin County by a cinch collar line lowered from a helicopter operated by the California Highway Patrol, a CHP officer said.
At about 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Southern Marin Fire Department contacted the CHP to send a helicopter from the Napa County Airport to help rescue two juveniles trapped on the side of a cliff over Rodeo Beach in the recreation area, Officer Al Romero said.
The teenaged boys had apparently climbed the face of the cliff and then "felt if they moved anymore, they were going to fall," Romero said.
The CHP'S Napa office sent an H-30 helicopter to the area, north of the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and the crew found the boys about 75 feet above the beach, clinging to the face of the cliff, the CHP said.
The boys, wearing only beachwear and no shoes, were unable to get off the cliff and were at a location that was too steep and not close to a roadway for a high-angle rope rescue, the CHP reported.
With directions provided by the Fire Department, the crew of the helicopter dangled a line with a cinch rescue collar down to the boys and lowered each of them to the beach.
"They just put up their arms around it and it cinched to them," said Romero, who was a member of the flight crew. "We lowered them one at a time."
A deputy of the Marin County Sheriff's Office was on the beach to greet the boys and take their statements, Romero said.
Both of the teens were also reunited with their families. Neither was injured.
As helicopter rescues using a harness go, this operation "wasn't one of the tense ones," compared to having to lower the rescue collar through trees, Romero said. "It was a pretty open area."Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:24:22 -0700 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories