Homeless man attacked with bear spray, Garret Doty, returns to San Francisco jail

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco homeless man who made many information headlines this yr is again in county jail. Garret Allen Doty, 24, was re-booked into jail on August 3 for violating phrases of a court docket’s stay-away order, the District Legal professional’s Workplace informed KRON4.

Inmate data present Doty remained behind bars as of Tuesday afternoon.

Doty was beforehand launched from custody in April after a former San Francisco hearth commissioner, Don Carmignani, failed to point out up as a key witness for Doty’s preliminary listening to.

A nonetheless picture from a witness’ cellphone video reveals Doty (proper) wielding a steel pipe towards Carmingnani (left). (Picture courtesy Samuel Ray)

Doty was accused of beating Carmignani with a steel pipe within the Marina neighborhood on April 5. Carmignani, 53, stated he requested the unsheltered man to maneuver away from an entryway to Carmignani’s mom’s house. “Three homeless people had arrange an encampment. My mom didn’t really feel protected leaving her house. Neither SFPD nor any of the town’s numerous homeless service suppliers responded to our 911 calls,” the previous hearth commissioner wrote.

The April 5 pipe beating was recorded on surveillance video footage obtained by KRON4. Carmignani was hospitalized with a cranium fracture.

Further surveillance movies have been later uncovered by the Public Defender’s Workplace that confirmed Carmignani allegedly attacked Doty with bear spray earlier than Doty fought again with the pipe, in response to protection attorneys.

“Carmignani instigated the altercation with Doty, and could also be concerned in a collection of unsolved bear spray assaults and a theft towards unhoused folks within the Cow Hole and Marina neighborhoods,” the Public Defender’s Workplace wrote.

A witness informed police that she heard Carmignani threaten to kill Doty if he didn’t depart the realm, and Doty reacted in self-defense, in response to the Public Defender’s Workplace.

Days after the pipe and bear spray incident, prosecutors charged Doty with assault with a lethal weapon, aggravated battery with critical bodily harm, and assault with drive prone to produce nice bodily harm. Court docket proceedings have been suspended and Doty was launched from jail on April 26.

Carmignani’s legal professional beforehand informed KRON4 that the district legal professional “ought to give attention to prosecuting the person who has terrorized the Marina, and put Don within the hospital after brutally beating him with a steel rod.”

Doty’s protection legal professional stated Carmignani was a no-show for the April 26 preliminary listening to as a result of he didn’t need to incriminate himself.

Doty is scheduled to seem in court docket on August 22. The Public Defender’s Workplace didn’t reply to KRON4’s request for remark Tuesday on Doty’s most up-to-date arrest.

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