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Bouncers charged with beating, kicking bar patron in Huntington Beach

August 17, 2011 |  7:58 am

Two former bouncers at Hurricanes Bar & Grill in Huntington Beach face charges of assaulting a patron at the night spot.

Ivan Alvarez, 23, of Garden Grove and Jakob Taylor, 22, of Costa Mesa are charged with aggravated assault, and Alvarez faces a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury. Both pleaded not guilty in July and are scheduled for pretrial Aug. 23 at West Justice Center in Westminster.

According to Orange County Deputy District Attorney Vickie Schneider, Alvarez and Taylor punched  Corona resident Trevor Parrington and kicked him in the head while he was on the ground, knocking him unconscious, according to the Huntington Beach Independent.

By the time police arrived, Hurricanes staff had moved Parrington to a nearby parking structure, according to Schneider and a report on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page. Alvarez was arrested that night, and charges were filed against Taylor soon after. Schneider said Alvarez and Taylor had been identified by eyewitnesses and surveillance video. Other bouncers may have been involved in the alleged attack, but their identity and the extent of their involvement were not clear, she said.

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--Michael Miller, Times Community News

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