REDWOOD CITY — An 18-year-old Emeryville man has been charged in three pistol whippings Monday in San Mateo County, together with an assault on a 70-year-old lady who was crushed and knocked to the bottom twice, authorities mentioned Thursday.
Two youthful ladies have been additionally pistol-whipped and knocked to the bottom. All three ladies required medical therapy nevertheless it was not recognized if any needed to be hospitalized.
San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Legal professional Albert Serrato on Thursday referred to as the assaults “brazen, unprovoked and cruel” and mentioned there could be a “vigorous prosecution.”
The suspect, recognized as Elijah Wallace, is charged with a number of counts, together with elder abuse, assault with technique of drive prone to produce nice bodily harm, carrying a loaded firearm in public and obliteration of a firearm identification marks. The fees additionally embrace an enhancement clause that he was armed with a gun.
The gun used within the assaults, a loaded Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that had its serial quantity scratched off, was discovered within the backpack of Wallace’s 17-year-old girlfriend who was with him when the ladies have been assaulted, authorities mentioned.
Prosecutors mentioned the primary assault involving the 70-year-old lady occurred about 4:15 p.m. Monday on the Woodlake Condominium Advanced in San Mateo. Wallace was urinating in a bush on the advanced when the girl requested him to cease, prosecutors mentioned.
Wallace turned enraged, cursed the girl and pistol-whipped her within the head with the pistol, knocking her down, prosecutors mentioned. When the girl received up she was pistol- whipped and knocked to the bottom once more earlier than Wallace and his girlfriend ran off.
San Mateo police looked for him and the lady however couldn’t discover them.
An hour later, Burlingame police and San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace transit bureau officers have been despatched to the Burlingame Cal Practice Station after 911 callers mentioned a person was pistol-whipping individuals there.
Authorities discovered that Wallace had gotten into an argument with a 19-year-old lady he didn’t know, pulled the Glock and pointed it at her and her 18-year-old pal. Each have been pistol-whipped and knocked to the bottom.
Wallace, who police mentioned seemed to be inebriated, and his girlfriend have been arrested close by and the backpack and gun recovered.
Serrato mentioned due to confidentiality guidelines concerning juveniles, he couldn’t talk about any motion that may be taken in opposition to the lady. Wallace has pleaded not responsible to the fees and faces a preliminary listening to Nov. 15. He’s being held in lieu of $205,000 bail.