MODESTO (CBS13) – Two alleged gang members were arrested Thursday in connection to an assault in Modesto that left a man unconscious and hospitalized last October, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said.
Daniel Avina, 23, of Modesto, and Erik Rocha, 29, of Ceres, were booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center and face charges of felony assault, participating in a criminal street gang and conspiracy, authorities said.READ MORE: Man Found Clinging Under Tower Bridge Piling Rescued
Rocha faces four additional counts of being a felon with a gun and ammunition.
On Oct. 28, 2020, several members of the Norteno criminal street gang encountered and assaulted the two victims at Parklawn Park in unincorporated South Modesto, the sheriff’s office said.READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names
One victim was able to run away, but the second victim was kicked in the head and torso until being knocked unconscious.
Avina and Rocha were identified through multiple lineups and were both arrested at their homes on Thursday.MORE NEWS: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
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