San Francisco police today identified two men arrested in connection with an attack in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood last Thursday in which the victim’s head was stomped into the pavement. Police said they believe Jarbari Nelson, 23, and Pausanias Wise, 24, both Richmond residents, were involved in the attack, which was reported at about 6:05 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of O’Farrell Street. Officers arrived and found the 32-year-old victim suffering from head injuries. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he remained this morning, police said. His wounds are not considered life-threatening. Investigators learned that the victim had been knocked unconscious by suspects, who stomped on his head while he lay on the pavement, police said.
State parole agents detained one of the suspects shortly after the attack. Investigators then reviewed surveillance video footage that helped them identify the second suspect, who was arrested later Thursday evening, according to police. Nelson and Wise were both arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious bodily injury. Wise was also arrested for a parole violation while Nelson was arrested for probation violation, police said. Both suspects remained in custody as of this morning, police said.
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