Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of beating Giant's fan Bryan Stowe, who has been hospitalized since the March 31 confrontation outside Dodger's Stadium. The new arrests have vindicated Giovanni Ramirez, previously held as the primary suspect in the case.
Two suspects charged in the Bryan Stow beating boasted to co-workers of roughing up people at the Dodgers' opening day game, according to a report in the LA Times.
The Times, citing a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood told co-workers they were fighting at the game. The two men appeared in court Monday for a scheduled arraignment, but that was delayed.
They are charged in the Stow beating, and Sanchez also faces charges involving altercations with two other fans before Stow was assaulted.
Sources told the Times the two did not mention Stow by name to co-workers.
The Times also reported that the two told witnesses to stay quiet about the altercations. A third person taken into custody Friday, Dorene Sanchez, has implicated the two men in the Stow attack, according to sources who spoke with the Times.
"I find that very difficult to believe," said attorney Gilbert Quinones, who represents Sanchez. "I don't know what she said, but I don't what she could have said because, based on the information that was given to me, I don't think she could have incriminated him."
Quinones, who said Sanchez is a supervisor at an automotive auction business, said his client was at the March 31 game.
Sanchez and Norwood are charged with mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. Sanchez also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Dorene Sanchez, the sister of Louie Sanchez, has not been charged. NBC 4 tried to interview her Monday afternoon at her home, but someone just inside the front door said she would have no comment on reports that she may testify for the prosecution.