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.

Defendant

Charges

Sentence

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

 



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