Police: Man hit by car in fight

Police: Man hit by car in fight

By Monica Vaughan/AppealDemocrat Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:10 am

A Yuba City man has been arrested for allegedly hitting with his car another man who was scheduled to testify against the driver’s brother next week.

Talwinder Singh, 21, was booked into Sutter County Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and intimidating a victim. He is being held without bail.

Singh was allegedly in a verbal and then physical fight with 31-year-old Akash Sidhu outside an apartment building in the 1400 block of Whyler Road on Monday night. “The two fought briefly, then Talwinder got into his vehicle and drove at the victim,” said Yuba City police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey.

Sidhu told police he was struck from behind by Singh’s Honda Accord, fell to the ground, and suffered knee abrasions and cuts to the wrist, Pavey said. He was treated and released from Rideout Memorial Hospital.

Sidhu was named as the victim in a criminal case that charges Singh’s brother — Amarjit Singh — and others with felony assault for a beating in front of a gym in February. According to court documents, Sidhu was attacked and struck 7 to 10 times with metal bats. He had pain in his neck, back and arm and the reporting officer noted he was bleeding from his mouth.

Several of the defendants in the criminal case have been charged with dissuading a witness for allegedly threatening Sidhu and pressuring him to “drop the charges.”

Sidhu is expected to testify in a preliminary hearing Sept. 4 in a criminal case filed by the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office that charges Amarjit Singh, 17, Mohammad R. Qamar, 17, Gurpreet Singh, 22, Asen Ali Chohan, 20, and Michael Masih, 23. They have all pleaded not guilty and are not in custody.

Masih and Qamar are charged with felony dissuading a witness in relation to a confrontation in the parking lot of River Valley High School June 6, when Masih allegedly displayed a firearm in front of Sidhu and told him to drop the charges.

Masih is charged with another count of dissuading a witness, along with Chohon, in relation to a July 8 incident reported by Sidhu. Sidhu told police that Masih and Chohan assaulted him and vandalized his house, court documents say.

Masih allegedly threatened to shoot Sidhu if he didn’t take the case back, according to court documents.



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