Nipomo family arrested for assaulting couple
October 1, 2011
A Nipomo mother, father and son who allegedly assaulted a couple returning from the California Mid-State Fair they mistook for someone else were arrested on Thursday.
Following a fight on a bus returning to Nipomo from the fair, David Vann, 19, and another person involved in the altercation were told to get off the bus at the commuter lot on Highway 58 near highway 101.
The bus driver had informed sheriff deputies who were waiting at the lot. However, neither of the discharged riders wanted to press charges.
Nevertheless, David Vann, Jerry Vann, 38, and Sethi Vann, 37, were waiting at the route’s final destination in Nipomo where they allegedly assaulted a couple they mistook for people involved in the earlier altercation. The assault included kicks to a 40-year-old woman’s face who suffered minor injuries.
Her 42-year-old husband suffered facial lacerations that required medical care.
After a two month investigation, deputies booked the all three suspects into San Luis Obispo County Jail on felony assault charges and added making terrorist threats to Jerry Vann’s charges.