SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department announced that Dewayne Kemp, of San Francisco, was arrested for an aggravated assault that occurred on April 4.
According to the police department’s news release, officers from the Central Station responded to a call that led them to the Broadway and Montgomery Street area for an aggravated assault report.
“Officers arrived and located a 65-year-old Asian male victim lying on the ground. Officer rendered medical aid and summoned medics to the scene,” the SFPD stated.
Officers spoke with the victim’s wife who indicated they had just parked and exited their car when the male suspect approached them.
The victim’s wife noted the suspect approached her and spit on her before saying something that she did not understand because of a language barrier.
Authorities noted that the suspect “punched” the woman’s husband, causing him to fall to the ground, hit his head, and lose consciousness. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to the local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
“Investigators from the Central Station Investigations Team developed information that led to the identity of the suspect, 41-year-old Dewayne Kemp of San Francisco. On April 8, 2021, officers located Kemp on the 300 block of Broadway,” the SFPD stated.
Authorities noted that Kemp was taken into custody without incident.
Kemp’s jail records indicate that he was taken to the San Francisco County Jail and booked for one count each of battery, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, and inflicting injury in elder or dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury.
According to the California Legislature, battery carries a possible penalty of 6 months in prison in county jail and a fine of $2000.00, if convicted as a misdemeanor.
The California Legislature noted that inflicting injury on an elder “is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not to exceed six thousand dollars, or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.”
Jail records indicated that Kemp is being held without bond, but no details was provided for his next court date.
The San Francisco Police Department is still investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.” Tipsters will remain anonymous.