FAIRFIELD — A 20-year-old Vacaville man who police believe is a gang member was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a felony assault charge for a January baseball bat attack on a man visiting his mother’s Brown Street apartment.
Adrian M. Medina was with several other bat-wielding young men on the night of Jan. 16 when he confronted a perceived rival who had previously bloodied one of Medina’s comrades, according to police testimony at Medina’s probable cause hearing.
When the victim’s mother tried to break up the altercation as the attackers were shouting out their gang name, she was struck in her arm with a baseball bat. After the attack, police found Medina in the backyard of a home neighboring the apartment complex. Police also found that the car the victim drove to his mother’s place had its windows broken out.
Medina, who was on felony probation for previously being found with a loaded gun, was ordered to return to court May 2 for setting dates for a jury trial.
Prosecutors are pursuing the assault case as a gang case, so if a jury concludes the attack was for the benefit of a gang, he could have as much as an extra 10 years tacked on to his prison sentence.
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