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Sonoma County Supervisor Arrested For Battery In San Diego

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Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

SAN DIEGO (CBS SF) — Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo was arrested early Monday in San Diego after a fight that left a man seriously injured, a police lieutenant said.

Police on patrol in San Diego’s Gaslamp District around 2:10 a.m. Monday encountered a three-man fight that included Carrillo in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue, Lt. Andra Brown said.

Carrillo, 31, was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of felony battery causing serious bodily injury and fighting in a public place, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

He posted bail and was released at 11:42 a.m. that day.

A second man was also arrested and booked on the same charge. The third man involved in the fight was hospitalized after being knocked unconscious, Brown said.

Carrillo, who represents District 5 on the Board of Supervisors, provided a written statement through his office, saying he was in Southern California over the Labor Day weekend for “personal business.”

“I was socializing with a group of friends when rowdies approached our group and harassed women in our group,” he said. “I stepped in to protect them. I’m anxious to tell my side of the story during legal proceedings.”

Police are still investigating the incident, Brown said.

Carrillo is scheduled to appear in court in San Diego on Oct. 15.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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