Suspects ar­rested af­ter beat­ing at Target

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO - — Oula Miq­bel

FRENCH CAMP — Po­lice in Yuba City have ar­rested four peo­ple in con­nec­tion with the beat­ing out­side of the Lathrop Target store last month — an at­tack, they say, that is tied to a vi­o­lent al­ter­ca­tion in­volv­ing swords and brass knuck­les at the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia com­mu­nity’s an­nual Sikh pa­rade last Novem­ber.

Par­mvir Singh Gosal, Prit­pal Singh Gill, Jaskaran Singh and Narinder Singh were ar­rested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail this week on charges of dis­suad­ing a wit­ness, assault with a deadly weapon and rob­bery.

The San Joaquin County case sur­faced when a wit­ness video­taped a group of East In­dian men at­tack­ing what ap­peared to be two men out­side of the en­trance to the Target store — vi­ciously stomp­ing the man’s head into the ground to the point he ap­pears to lose con­scious­ness.

Lathrop Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­gan work­ing on the case and ask­ing the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion about the po­ten­tial iden­tity of the at­tack­ers, but came back sev­eral days later to re­port that the case ac­tu­ally stemmed from an in­ci­dent that took place in Yuba City last year in which a vic­tim was left with sev­eral lac­er­a­tions to his face and a leg wound af­ter be­ing at­tacked by three men.

The men at­tacked out­side of the Target store were re­port­edly wit­nesses in the Yuba City beat­ing last year and were tar­geted by nine men in an at­tempt to dis­suade them from tes­ti­fy­ing against the men that are await­ing trial on charges of at­tempted mur­der, may­hem and spe­cial al­le­ga­tions of great bod­ily in­jury.

Three ad­di­tional suspects in the at­tack — Karan­jeet Singh, 32, of Lathrop, Surinder Singh Kai­ley, 30, of Tracy, and Malkit Singh Gosal, 50, of Tracy — have been iden­ti­fied but not taken into cus­tody, while two of the at­tack­ers are still un­known to au­thor­i­ties.

Any­body with any in­for­ma­tion about the case is urged to contact De­tec­tive Singh with the Yuba City Po­lice De­part­ment at 530.822.2028.

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