SAN FRANCISCO -- Two Richmond men were arrested on suspicion of a brutal assault in the city's Tenderloin district last week, police said.

Jarbari Nelson, 23, and Pausanias Wise, 24, face charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and battery resulting in great bodily injury. Nelson was also charged with a probation violation and Wise with a parole violation, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Officers responded to the 400 block of O'Farrell Street at 6:05 p.m. on July 11 for a report of an assault. When they arrived, officers found a male victim, 32, lying on the pavement with major injuries to his head.

Police later learned that, after the victim was knocked unconscious and lying defenseless on the pavement, Nelson and Wise stomped on his head several times.

The victim, who has not been identified by police, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he remains with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

California State Parole agents patrolling the area detained one suspect at the scene shortly after the assault. Investigators reviewed surveillance video and identified the second suspect before arresting him. Police did not identify who they arrested at the scene and who they arrested later on.

Nelson and Wise remain in custody.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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