BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The owner of a community company allegedly zip-tied a suspected thief and he and his two sons beat the male over a 45-moment period, inflicting “severe injuries,” in accordance to sheriff’s officers.
John David Sparks, 50, Brenden Sparks, 23, and Trenton Sparks, 20, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony assault and untrue imprisonment with violence.
The incident transpired early April 27 at Sparks Personalized Swimming pools in the 6900 block of Meany Avenue, officials claimed. Deputies termed by John Sparks arrived to find the alleged burglar on the ground with his palms zip-tied driving his again and accidents to his head and facial area.
The hurt person was taken to a healthcare facility and detectives took over the investigation.
They realized a online video captured the alleged burglar moving into a fenced lawn of the shut business enterprise and getting merchandise from an unlocked automobile, in accordance to a sheriff’s news release.
Alerted by the online video, John Sparks drove to the business and chased the guy to a close by small business the place he fired a shot at him, in accordance to sheriff’s officers. The person laid on the floor.
The release stated Sparks restrained the person with zip ties and his sons arrived shortly afterward.
“Over the training course of around 45 minutes, John, together with his sons, punched, kicked and strike the suspect with blunt power objects leading to extreme lacerations and injuries to the suspect’s experience and physique,” the release stated.
The Sparks then positioned the gentleman in the bed of a pickup truck and drove him to the locale exactly where deputies arrived, officials said.
John Sparks is billed with assault with a gun, assault with a fatal weapon other than a gun, phony imprisonment with violence and assault on a man or woman with power probable to produce good bodily injuries.
Brenden Sparks is billed with assault with a lethal weapon other than a gun and wrong imprisonment with violence. Trenton Sparks is billed with wrong imprisonment with violence and assault on a particular person with force probably to produce great bodily personal injury.
They are absolutely free on bail and are owing back again in court docket June 22.
Officials stated petty theft and trespassing prices are currently being sought towards the alleged burglar.
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