Assault arrest in Lone Pine

Julio Becerra

Julio Becerra

On September 14th, at about 1:30AM, Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a physical altercation at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.  According to the reporting party, there had been a birthday party that evening and the suspect (Julio Becerra a 28 year old man from Lone Pine) had become increasingly aggressive.  Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the assistance from California Highway Patrol, were dispatched to the scene.

Interviews with witnesses indicated that an argument took place outside Statham Hall between Becerra and another male subject; the argument resulted in Becerra taking a machete out of his vehicle and brandishing it in a threatening manner.  Two male subjects attempted to grab hold of Becerra from behind to avoid being hit by the machete.  Becerra swung the machete behind him, striking one of the male subjects in the shoulder.  Becerra fled the scene only to return shortly afterwards.

When Becerra arrived back at the scene, a verbal altercation immediately commenced between Becerra and the girlfriend of the male subject who was initially injured by the machete.  The altercation escalated which resulted in Becerra choking the female.  Becerra was pulled off the female by bystanders, and again fled the scene.   

Becerra was later located at his residence in Lone Pine and arrested without incident.  He is currently being held under (felony) assault with a deadly weapon charge; his bail has been set at $25,000.  The female victim declined treatment.  The male victim was treated at the scene and declined further medical evaluation.

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Indy Resident
Indy Resident
8 years ago

‘sugarmags’ Im guessing you think these two idiots were bailed out? Oh No… They were let out on their ‘OR’ or ‘Own Recognizance’ . They are such upstanding citizens, that the judge decided to let them out and promise to appear at their hearing. Both of these upstanding citizens have… Read more »

sugarmags
sugarmags
8 years ago

Indy, I’m not sure what part of ‘due process’ you don’t understand. The people you reference have been arrested and charged with a crime (or more). They won’t be sentenced as punishment until they are convicted of a crime. Until then, they are free. Bail was designed to ensure (in… Read more »

Indy Resident
Indy Resident
8 years ago

So….. this guy was arrested, booked with a Felony, and $20000 bail awaiting his court date. He must have gone to court and our fine legal system just lets him out. He was at our local gas station buying a beer to wait for his buddies to pick him up… Read more »

chris
chris
8 years ago

Aggressive Progressive: “…because it is law enforcement that has the monopoly on violence…”. Really? This statement offends me and does disservice to those LE personnel who DO protect and serve. In most cases,when folks who say they hate or don’t trust LE (you did not actually say either of these)… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  chris

All due respect chris, please allow me to further explain myself; How can you argue with that fact? YES! Law enforcement/Corrections/Security has a monopoly on violence, well I guess the state ultimately holds the true power and “monopoly on violence”, but those within law enforcement are given the tools and… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

And people wonder why we should all carry guns.

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago

A machete vs. the Second Amendment.

Mongo the idiot
Mongo the idiot
8 years ago

On a lighter note… The papa said oy if I get that boy I’m gonna stick him in the house of detention Well I’m on my way I don’t know where I’m going I’m on my way I’m taking my time But I don’t know where Goodbye to Rosie the… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

In another type of situation,and depending who he was threatening to do it to,this one could have LEGALLY ended a LOT worse for the guy grabbing the machete and choking the girl……

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

…and thankfully it ended up in the authorities hands to deal with it, right? because yes it could have ended A LOT worse! ..goodnight Wayne, one less enemy combatant to worry about, oh but ISIS (yikes) and mr Obama said he was going to get us out of wars… right… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Aggressive Progressive…..It’s early morning,I just got up and not awake yet….and maybe because of that,I don’t quite understand what your latest post is trying to say….After I’m awake and have my coffee at Lee’s,I’ll check back here,read it again,and see if I can figure it out…

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Aggressive Progressive……Well,I had my cup of coffee,and a Carl’s Jr. breakfast…. and after that a short walk in the Alabama Hills,and after reading your comment again when I got back home,I have to admit I still don’t understand what your trying to say….especially the part saying President Obama got us… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

I find it amusing how you were given the airwaves to make a mockery of my post (twice)…. since my post that answered your questions didn’t show up, it’s been deemed “unimportant” less important then us hearing about your lovely morning…. But if we go to war again, we will… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Aggressive Progressive….I wasn’t trying to make a mockery of ANYTHING you were saying….What I do with many people that try to blame President Obama for EVERYTHING wrong in this Country,or for that matter,EVERYTHING wrong going on in this World right now,if I don’t understand how it’s his fault,I’m just trying… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

Wayne, I hear you on Obama being blamed for everything, and a lot of it is senseless. What I blame Obama for is, fooling the voters that voted for him, that he was going to get us out of war, but it doesn’t seem like the USA is going to… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Since you guys somehow turned this into a foreign policy debate , I think we should turn Iran into a big parking lot.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

“So I blame Obama for making a fool out of me (2008′ and 2012′)”

Fool me once…. fool me twice….

However your honesty is appreciated

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

Notice how he was able to return to the party… people at the party wanted the cops to be called, but nobody had the nerve or for some reason didn’t call the cops (I can imagine why people don’t trust the cops), someone close to me was the one who… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago

The legal system will investigate the facts of this incident. Benett Kessler

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Thanks for posting my comment! As anti cop or radical I may seem, there is a time when authorities are needed, for that I believe my tax dollars are going in a good place when they deal with individual’s like in this story, BUT, what I don’t like is the… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Aggressive Progressive….I’m thinking it’s not so much people thinking LE can’t or won’t help in a situation like this…..but more that culture of some not wanting to get Law Enforcement involved……and being from Lone Pine too,is it just me,or does it seem this type of thing,and other illegal activities, don’t… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

However you cut it up and interpret it, is beyond me.. if you haven’t notice I reflect the culture that doesn’t feel law enforcement gives the public the confidence that they will come and calm a situation down, when you have loved ones out of control, the last thing you… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Aggressive Progressive…..To an extent,I agree with you about getting Law Enforcement and ,even more so with OTHER “authorities” getting involved in some situations….God forbid the day IF the big earthquake hits this area,or if that Long Valley Caldera up by Tom’e Place ever does blow its stack,knowing if it happens,many,many… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

One fact will be people had to much alcohol to drink

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

I am asking people to withhold judgment without firsthand knowledge of what happened. BK

Susan Anthony
Susan Anthony
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

I always carry bear spray, for situations just like this. No machete-wielding thug will EVER get close enough to me to choke me.