On Sunday May 19, 2013 at 1:59am the Bishop Police Department responded to 562 N. Main Street for a male subject possibly intoxicated and attempting to gain entry into multiple occupied vehicles parked in the drive-thru line at McDonalds. When officers arrived on scene, they saw a male subject lying motionless on his back near the drive-thru. Officers checked the male subject on the ground and immediately requested Symons Ambulance to respond to the scene to attend to the male subject.
Officers contacted many witnesses at McDonalds and were able to determine the unknown unconscious male on the ground was attempting to get into many vehicles in the drive-thru line. It is unclear why the victim was attempting to gain access into the vehicles. According to witnesses, the victim got involved with an argument with two other males in a blue sedan, and then a physical fight occurred where the victim was pushed to the ground, knocked unconscious and then kicked in the head. The two male suspects took off running west bound on East Elm from McDonalds, after the manager had called the police.
Officers obtained detailed information of the suspects from witnesses and were able to get the name of a possible suspect and responded to a known residence. Officers made contact with Eric Carl Brooks and arrested him for battery with great bodily harm and violation of misdemeanor probation.
Brooks was later transported to the Inyo County Jail and is currently being held on $30,000.00 bail. The other male subject involved is not being charged with anything at this time.
The victim is currently at Loma Linda Hospital with major injuries, no further information will be provided at this time regarding the victim.
Anyone with further information pertaining to this case may contact the Bishop Police Department at 760-873-5866