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Assault In Downtown Sonora Left Man Unconscious

Sonora, Ca — The Sonora Police Department responded to the 500 Block of S. Stewart St. Wednesday afternoon after 47-year-old Brenden Chriss of Sonora was assaulted and left unconscious on the sidewalk.

Witnesses related that they had observed Chriss talking with 29-year-old Andrea Corder of Sonora, when all of a sudden 24-year-old Mark Blodgett of Sonora head-butted Chriss. The victim fell to the ground, and Blodgett kick him in the head 2-3 times. Blodgett and Corder then ran from the area.

When officers arrived on scene, Chriss was bleeding and still unconscious. He was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a broken nose, fractures to his face, hemorrhaging inside his skull and a laceration on his lip.

A witness told officers that they had spotted Blodgett and Corder on Restano Way, and the two were tracked down and arrested. The investigation into this matter is ongoing, and the cause of the altercation is unknown. It was reported at 4:10pm.

Written by BJ Hansen