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Just after midnight on June 11th, 2018, the Sonora Police Department responded to the area of South Washington Street and Linoberg Street for a fight involving multiple people.


The parties had separated prior to the officer’s arrival but officers discovered that a 57-year-old Sonora man was badly injured during the altercation.  During the investigation, it was determined that 26-year-old Ariz Jacques of Sonora, 44-year-old Joseph Garcia of Sonora, and 26-year-old Avery Smith of Sonora were responsible for the injuries to the victim.  Garcia and Smith were arrested at the scene, and Jacques was located and arrested a short distance from the scene.


It is alleged that the fight, originating at a downtown bar, started because the victim had been disrespectful in the bar and was chased outside by Garcia and Smith where it became physical.  At that point, it was reported that Jacques emerged and began beating and kicking the victim while he was on the ground.  The victim sustained injuries to his head and was evacuated to a valley hospital for treatment.


All three suspects were arrested for contributing to the felony battery and booked into the county jail with a bail set at $50,000 each.  The victim’s current condition is unknown and certain aspects of this investigation are on-going.