Suspect Arrested in Hate Crime

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On March 10, 2013, at approximately 3:50 am, the Davis Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 300 block of I St requesting an ambulance and the police. When officers arrived on scene they discovered that a 32 year old Davis resident, who had just left a house party in that area, had sustained major injuries and was unconscious. The victim was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment and remains hospitalized.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that a physical altercation took place and the victim was attacked. Statements obtained from witnesses indicate the motive for the attack may have at least partially stemmed from the victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation. Derogatory words regarding sexual orientation were used both prior to and after the attack. As the investigation progressed, additional details were discovered which ultimately led to the identification of the suspect, Clayton Garzon, a 19 year old Davis resident. Garzon was taken into custody on March 14, 2013, without incident. Garzon will be lodged at the Yolo County Jail on the following charges:

•  Assault Causing Great Bodily Injury

•  Committing a Hate Crime

•  Assault with a Deadly Weapon

•  Stalking

•  Committing a Felony while on Release from Custody (suspect was on release from Solano County Jail pending felony charges).

•  Inflicting Bodily Injury during the Commission of a Felony


Although the public may want greater detail regarding the specifics if this incident, we cannot release additional details at this time. An arrest has been made and it is incumbent on the police department to preserve the integrity of the investigation for the next stages of the criminal prosecution.