19 September 2014, at approx. 2:36 am, Officers responded to the area of the Office Bar (155 S. Washington Street) for a report of physical fight that had just ended, with an unconscious victim on the ground.
When Officers arrived, they located an unconscious 26 year old
male from Wi Wuk. This subject sustained major head trauma and several
broken bones in his face as a result from the attack. The victim was
flow to a Modesto area hospital for treatment.
A second male victim, who is a friend of the first victim, was
located at the scene. He was suffering from a large laceration above one
eye, broken teeth and a broken jaw. He too was 26 and from Mi Wuk.
Witnesses related both victims were inside the Office Bar, when
one of the victims lost a pool game to another subject. Apparently,
there was a $100 wager on the pool game, which one of the victims would
not pay after losing.
Three subjects who were identified as Ronald Votaw, 25 of
Jamestown; David Cobb, 24 of Sonora; Nathaniel Duckett, 29 of Sonora,
started verbally harassing the looser of the pool game and threatening
him to pay up. One of these subjects was the winner of the pool game in
At closing time, the three subjects left the bar. Then when the
two victims exited the bar, they were attacked by the three suspects.
Both victims were punched and they fell to the ground, then the suspects
started kicking and hitting the victims in the face, once they were on
the ground. After attacking the two victims, all three suspects fled the
Later, Votaw, Cobb and Duckett were located and taken into
custody. All three were transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and
booked for felony battery resulting in great bodily injury and felony
assault with a deadly weapon.