No-contest plea in Yuba County clubbing case
A Rackerby man pleaded no contest Wednesday to clubbing his uncle with a baseball bat last month.
William Carl Allen Webb struck a deal with Yuba County prosecutors and was sentenced to serve 100 days in jail and two years of probation, according to Melanie Bendorf, deputy Yuba County district attorney.
Prosecutors reduced the assault charge to a misdemeanor and dismissed a single count of battery in exchange for the plea.
Judge Julia L. Scrogin accepted the plea in Yuba County Superior Court.
"There were changes to the victim's statement (during investigation)," Bendorf said.
Webb, 20, was arrested Jan. 2 after striking his uncle, Ronald Webb, in the neck with a baseball during an argument. Deputies were called around 6 p.m. to the 16000 block of Lague Road after the family feud spilled out of a trailer and turned into a shoving match, authorities said.
It has never been clear what sparked the violence. Yuba County sheriff's investigators said the family would not cooperate with law enforcement. Ronald Webb was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries and recovered.
William Webb will serve his time in the Yuba County Jail.
He is scheduled to appear in court again Friday on an unrelated vehicle theft case.
CONTACT Rob Parsons at rparsons@appealdemocrat .com or 749-4785.