Police: Dispute over victim's sister leads to beating
A Colusa man with a history of violence is back behind bars, accused of burglary and felony battery (causing great bodily injury), Colusa Police Sgt. Josh Fitch said.
At about 4 p.m. on Monday, Colusa Police Department responded to a report of a battery stemming from a fight on the 200 block of Main Street in Colusa.
According to Fitch, an unnamed victim said the suspect — Charles "Chuck" Wesley, 31 — walked through his front door and accused him of providing drugs and alcohol to Wesley's 19-year-old sister. The victim said at that point, the suspect began to beat him.
"According to (Wesley), he just went in there to talk to him, and the victim said, 'I can do whatever I want,' and it was at that point (Wesley) hit him," Fitch said.
"It looks like (Wesley) just walked in there and started thumping on (the victim)," Fitch said, adding the victim was by himself at the time of the assault.
Fitch said the victim suffered a cut to his left eye and was taken to an emergency room because the injury required sutures.
Wesley was apprehended by Colusa Police a short distance away, at 2nd and Jay streets, Fitch said. He was arrested there on the charges of burglary and battery. Wesley was booked into Colusa County Jail for the single charge of felony battery, and bail was set at $50,000.
According to the Colusa County Superior Court website, Wesley has a prior conviction for battery causing serious bodily injury from 2007. He also has two convictions for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or parent from 2012.