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Date and Time of Release: 29 May 2011

Date and Time of Incident: 28 May 2011, at approx. 2:05 am

Subject: Assault with a deadly weapon arrest
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28 May 2011, at approx. 2:05 am, the Sonora Police Department responded to the Office Bar, 155 S. Washington St., regarding a physical fight in progress. Upon Officers arrival they located a victim inside the bar.

The victim stated that he was seated at the bar when a subject identified as Jeremiah Schatz, 32 of Sonora sat down next to him. Then for some unknown reason, Schatz started attacking the victim. Then Schatz was joined by two other people who started attacking the victim. These two other subjects were identified as John Brennan, 34 of Sonora and Richard Cox, 34 of Sonora. During the attack, Brennan picked up a bar stole and struck the victim several times in the head and body.

The victims sustained numerous lacerations about his head and face. The victim was transported by ambulance to Sonora Regional Medical Center for treatment of none life threatening injuries.

Brennan, Cox and Schatz were located and taken into custody without incident. They were transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for;

Brennan;
• Felony assault with a deadly weapon
• Felony conspiracy to commit a crime
• Felony burglary (entering a building to commit a crime)
• Misdemeanor battery
• Misdemeanor fighting in public

Cox was booked for;
• Felony burglary (entering a building to commit a crime)
• Felony conspiracy to commit a crime
• Misdemeanor battery
• Misdemeanor fighting in public

Schatz was booked for;
• Felony conspiracy
• Misdemeanor battery
• Misdemeanor fighting in public