Deputies Arrest Man For Assault in Isla Vista
Isla Vista - February 26th, 2012
A man from Goleta is facing felony charges for a violent attack on a transient on an Isla Vista Beach Friday afternoon.
At approximately 3:55pm on Friday, February 24, 2012, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault near the beach access at Del Playa Drive and El Embarcadero.
According to witnesses, a man, later identified as Brian Michael Pipkin (DOB 3/11/78), punched and kicked a 54-year old transient on the beach. During the attack Pipkin reportedly picked up a rock and slammed it on the victim’s head.
Pipkin was found a short time later at Pelican Park on the 6500 block of Del Playa where he was taken into custody. The victim suffered multiple lacerations to his face and was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. At this time there is no known motive for the assault.
Pipkin was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for felony battery (243(d) PC) and assault with a deadly weapon (245 PC). Bail is set at $50,000. Pipkin was still in custody at the time this news release was disseminated to the public Sunday afternoon.
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