Parolee Arrested for Allegedly Beating a Man with a Baseball Bat
BERKELEY — A 51-year-old parolee and repeat offender is back behind bars. Dennis B. Daniels is in jail again because he allegedly beat another man with a baseball bat.
On September 2 shortly before 8 p.m., a man in his 20s was beaten with a metal baseball bat. He was attacked from behind while he was retrieving something from inside an RV.
This brutal attack happened on Eight Street, between Gilman and Harrison streets. This rundown area is frequented by persons down on their luck living in RVs parked there.
The suspect fled after he apparently realized witnesses were watching the attack. First responders found the severely beaten victim lying on the ground. He suffered from injuries to his head, back, legs and arms, which required medical treatment at a hospital.
Daniels was quickly identified as a suspect. He was located the following morning at a homeless encampment underneath an overpass on Gilmore Street.
Daniels was arrested on September 3 at 8:14 a.m. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail, where he remains in custody, pending a plea hearing on September 23.
He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and six other felonies pertaining to this brutal attack.
Daniels is a frequent arrestee. He has prior arrests and convictions for assaults, drug dealing, robberies, and prowling. He has been in and out of county jail and state prison several times.