Sheriff makes two arrests in near-fatal Berryessa beating

2013-02-13T16:34:00Z 2013-02-21T21:34:53Z Sheriff makes two arrests in near-fatal Berryessa beating Napa Valley Register
February 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Detectives with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Vacaville residents Monday in connection with a September case in which a man was found in the middle of Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa, beaten and unconscious, the office said Wednesday.

Detectives arrested Dairius Anthony Hill Anderson, 21, on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery, and 23-year-old Cherena Charise Martinie on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury and robbery, authorities said. They were booked into the Napa jail Monday afternoon, according to the booking report.

Authorities are seeking a third suspect, 24-year-old Kenneth Martin Moen-Pfister, on suspicion of robbery, according to the sheriff’s office. Pfister is a Vacaville resident and described as white, 5-foot, 10 inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Detectives are obtaining a warrant for his arrest, sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said Wednesday afternoon.

Just after midnight on Sept. 17, authorities were called to the 7500 block of State Route 128, near Markley Cove Resort, on report of a partially clothed man laying in the roadway. The man wasr identified as 42-year-old Dustin Wayne Valentine, of Vacaville.

Found unconscious with major head injuries, he was transported to the Capell Valley Fire Station by ambulance, then airlifted to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. At the time, authorities said he was in critical condition and they did not believe he’d been struck by a vehicle.

His wallet, jacket, cellphone and money were stolen, according to the sheriff’s news release.

Valentine survived and has been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information related to the incident or Moen-Pfister is asked to call detectives at 707-253-4591. Anonymous tips may be made through Crime Stoppers by texting NVCS and your message to 274637.

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  1. Steinerair
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    Steinerair - February 14, 2013 6:58 am
    Strong work Napa S.O.
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