Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Man pleads not guilty in Castro attack

A man pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this week to charges that he attacked an older man with a bottle in the gay Castro district.

Ryan J. Day, 20, allegedly blocked a sidewalk near 18th and Noe streets Thursday, March 13 and insisted that the victim, who’s 71, walk around him, according to prosecutors. When the older man asked Day to move, Day allegedly hit him on the head with a bag that had a bottle in it. The victim suffered a head injury and required medical treatment.

The District Attorney’s office is charging Day with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting injury on an elder or dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury. Day, who’s in custody, entered his pleas Monday, March 17.

Judge Ethan Schulman set Day’s bail at $100,000 and ordered him to stay 150 yards away from the victim and from the site of the alleged attack. He also ordered an examination related to Day’s mental health, according to court documents.

Day, whose booking photo isn’t yet available, is next due in court March 28 for a report on the evaluation and for a preliminary hearing.

Deputy Public Defender Qiana Washington, who’s representing Day, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday (March 19).

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 19, 2014 @ 3:26 pm PST
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