Prosecutors charged two men today with multiple felonies in connection with a beating at a party in Antioch on Aug. 8 that left a Pittsburg man in critical condition, Antioch police Lt. Leonard Orman said. The assault was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at a home at 1818 Gardenia Court. When officers arrived at the house, they found a 29-year-old Pittsburg man unconscious. He was transported to a hospital, where doctors determined that he had extensive head injuries and listed him in critical condition, police said. Police believe that David “Mickey” Stokes, a 30-year-old resident of Antioch and Pittsburg, assaulted the victim and then left the house before police arrived. As they were searching the house, police allegedly found 45 grams of methamphetamine along with paraphernalia used to prepare the drug for distribution. They also learned that the owner of the home, Shannon Kaiser, 30, had allegedly transported Stokes from her house after the fight. Kaiser was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting a felon and for possession of methamphetamine for sale, police said. Stokes was arrested Aug. 14 in Sacramento for a parole violation. According to police, Stokes had been on parole for causing corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. As they continued to investigate the attack, police learned that a second man, 35-year-old Pittsburg resident Marvin Masinas, was also allegedly involved in the attack. Police arrested Masinas at his home on Oxfords Court on Thursday and he allegedly admitted to kicking the victim several times in the head after Stokes allegedly struck him, police said. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office charged both
men this morning with assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing great bodily injury, police said.
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