New Bryan Stow Beating Suspects Identified

Bryan Stow and family (Photo: www.supportforbryanstow.com)
From the LA Times:

Dueling portraits emerged Friday of the two men arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a baseball fan at Dodger stadium as court records reveal criminal pasts and neighbors described the men as friendly, baseball-loving fathers.

The men are Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, who were taken into custody Thursday morning in raids on two Inland Empire locations. Both are being held on suspicion of committing mayhem and remained in custody Friday morning in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to police records.

A third suspect in the case, Dorene Sanchez, also was arrested Thursday on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact to a felony, police records show. A neighbor and a relative of Norwood’s said Dorene Sanchez, 31, is the sister of Louie Sanchez and either the wife or longtime partner of Norwood. Full article

Back in May, almost two months after the assault, police arrested Giovanni Ramirez, 31, on suspicion of being one of Stow’s attackers. However, he was never charged in the case, and was kept in custody only by virtue of being sent to prison on a parole violation, which stemmed from the discovery of a gun at his residence during the Stow investigation. From the LA Times:

The investigation into Ramirez…stalled almost immediately as detectives scoured mobile phone records, thousands of images from surveillance camera footage, financial records and hundreds of other possible links and tips, but failed to link him to the beating.

Yesterday, both the Times and AP, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, said police no longer believe Ramirez was involved in the incident.

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