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Niland man, 18, jailed after he allegedly punched another man

December 09, 2001|By MARIO RENTERIA, Staff Writer

NILAND — An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury and criminal threats after he punched a 24-year-old man here.

County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pompeyo Tabarez said Steve Allison Singh of Niland allegedly punched a 24-year-old man. Singh also threatened his mother-in-law, who was accompanying the victim.

Tabarez said units responded to the United Food Center at the corner of Highway 111 and Main Street in Niland about 2:24 p.m. Friday. Tabarez said Deputy Luis Carrasco was the first to arrive and took reports about the incident from the assault victim and the mother-in-law of Singh.

Tabarez said officials preferred not to release the names of the victim and the woman.

According to statements given to Carrasco, Singh got into an argument with the man and his mother-in-law that resulted in the punch.

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Tabarez said the victims are related to Singh but have differences with each other.

Singh was later picked up by Deputy Nicholas Simpson near Highway 111 and First Street.

Singh was taken to the sheriff's Brawley substation, where he was placed under arrest after further investigation by Carrasco.

Singh was in the county jail Saturday with bail set at $20,000.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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