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Suspect arrested in Oroville skateboard attack

Oroville police arrested a man for hitting another man in the face with a skateboard.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 7:28 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 8:38 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Oroville Police arrested a man for hitting another man in the face with a skateboard outside of an AM/PM.

Police said Brandon Sharp, 19-years-old of Oroville, hit a 26-year-old man in the face with a skateboard in an attempted robbery. This was at 6 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Oro Dam Boulevard. Police said nearby citizens, along with Oroville Police K9 "Ozzy," helped find Sharp hiding in a vacant field nearby.

Officers say they found bags of methamphetamine, items used in the sale of narcotics and two concealed knives on Sharp. Police said further investigation revealed Sharp was trying to rob the victim he hit with the skateboard, but the victim refused to follow Sharp's demands.

He was booked into the Butte County Jail for attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sharp's bail is set at $139,000.

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