Stow beating suspect allegedly attacked 2 others at Dodgers game
One of the suspects charged in the Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow also attacked two others at the opening day game, according to the complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors allege that in addition to the brutal Stow beating, Louie Sanchez, 29, attacked another man and a woman on March 31 at Dodger Stadium. He is facing misdemeanor battery and assault charges as well as felony assault and mayhem. The charges were filed Friday, but released publicly Monday morning.
Police said Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, 30, both of Rialto, were identified as suspects in the Stow beating based in part on their unruly behavior at the game and after they bragged to coworkers about their fights.
Tips from the public about a pair of aggressive fans sitting in the stands on opening day at Dodger Stadium led detectives to focus on Sanchez and Norwood.
The detectives noticed that several people who had been sitting in the same section of the stadium during the game had reported seeing a pair of very aggressive, belligerent "jerks" seated nearby, a law enforcement official said.
From interviews with the people, detectives were able to narrow down the area and then pull together a list of possible suspects from ticket sales records. Norwood and Sanchez jumped out as prime suspects.
The police sources said they have cellphone records and photos that place the men at the game. In addition, the men were implicated by Dorene Sanchez, Norwood's wife or long-term partner and Louie Sanchez's sister, the sources said. Dorene Sanchez was arrested as an accessory to the crime, but has not been charged. She appeared before the grand jury on Friday.
Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan and 42-year-old paramedic, was left with brain damage after the violence at Dodger Stadium.
The initial suspect in the case, Giovanni Ramirez, has been exonerated.
-- Richard Winton at Los Angeles County Superior Court
Photo: Bryan Stow with his children. Credit: Reuters