Case # 17HM08068
Date: September 1, 2017
PROTESTOR SENTENCED TO MONTH IN JAIL FOR PUNCHING AND DRAGGING MAN DURING “AMERICA FIRST!” RALLY IN LAGUNA BEACH
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A protestor was sentenced to one month in county jail today for punching and dragging a man during an “America First!” rally in Laguna Beach.
Richard Daniel Losey, 20, Lancaster, Ohio
Pleaded guilty today to one misdemeanor count of battery
- 30 days in county jail
- Three years of informal probation
Circumstances of the Case
- On Aug. 20, 2017, John Doe attended the “America First!” rally in Laguna Beach.
- Around 8:40 p.m., Losey walked up to the victim and punched the left side of John Doe’s face, ear, and temple area multiple times.
- Approximately 20 minutes later, Losey tackled John Doe from behind and punched the victim as he dragged John Doe down the street.
- On Aug. 21, 2017, John Doe reported the assault to the Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD), who investigated this case.
- On Aug. 22, 2017, Losey went to LBPD to request transportation assistance to travel back to Ohio.
- LBPD officers identified the defendant as the suspect in the attack and arrested him at the police station.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Nathaniel Barrett, Harbor Justice Center