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Surveillance Cameras Capture Two Men Brutally Beating Woman Outside A California Bar
The victim, known only as “Audrey,” had reportedly gone to the bar that night to play pool but was left with numerous injuries and facial swelling after two men savagely beat her.
A woman was brutally attacked at a bar in Napa, California earlier this month, prompting police to share graphic footage of the violent altercation on social media in the hopes of locating one of the men responsible.
The victim of the alleged assault, known only as “Audrey,” was playing a game of pool at Stone’s Sports Bar & Lounge in Napa, California on the night of November 17 when she was attacked by two male patrons, according to a police statement. The two men, later identified as James Curtis Faulkenberry and Juan Rojas, went to the bar and “started a fight with patrons,” police said on Facebook. The portion of the fight that occurred outside of the bar was captured by surveillance cameras and the brief but disturbing video was later shared on the Napa police’s Facebook page in an effort to locate Faulkenberry, who remained at large until Thursday.
The Facebook video shows a man rushing through the front doors of the bar and onto the pavement outside with a woman underneath him. Faulkenberry and Rojas are alleged to have hit and kicked Audrey multiple times, at one point punching her hard enough to send her stumbling back to the ground after she attempted to stand up. When another bar patron attempted to intervene, one of the men attacked him as well, hitting him with enough force to knock him to the ground.
“We didn’t go outside. We flew outside. Like he threw me and landed on top of me,” Audrey told KPIX, CBS’ San Francisco-based affiliate station. “I went blank, I went black and everything was kind of fuzzy for a minute. I don’t remember everything.”
Audrey was beaten so extensively that she drifted in and out of consciousness during the attack and was left with facial swelling, according to a police statement. Both men responsible for her injuries reportedly fled before police arrived on the scene. One of the men, Rojas, later turned himself in to authorities. After police issued an arrest warrant for the second suspect, Faulkenberry, and posted his mugshot online, as well as video of the assault, Faulkenberry surrendered on Thursday evening, police wrote in a social media update of the case.
The Napa County District Attorney hit Faulkenberry with two felony assault charges and a misdemeanor charge for disturbing the peace, while Rojas will face three felony assault charges, according to court documents obtained by the Napa Valley Register.
[Photo: Facebook/Napa Police Department]