Delinda Lombardo 10:30 a.m., Nov. 18
Four Men Not Quite Charged in Court Yesterday
The afternoon of July 4, two men shoved their way into a home on Bliss Circle and assaulted the residents there, according to Oceanside Police.
The assailants stabbed one resident, a man, with a screw driver, and the older woman who had answered the door was shoved to the ground. The male resident had “martial arts” skills and was able to arm himself with a kitchen knife and chase off his attackers, according to police lieutenant Leonard Mata.
The two attackers fled into a waiting truck occupied by two other men, and responding police gave chase. “The suspect vehicle lost control and crashed into an electrical box on Grapevine Street in Vista,” according to Lt. Mata. After a foot chase, all four men were taken into custody, police said.
Hung Manh Tu, 40, was identified as the driver, and Thanh Hoai Ho, 38, and Andrew Phan Le, 23, and Phuong Bui, 37 were identified as the other three suspects.
Four men were briefly brought into a courtroom on Monday, until it was realized that there was no Vietnamese interpreter available, and so their arraignment was delayed until Wednesday, July 11, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse in Vista.
The judge ordered that photos of the not-clearly-named men should be tilized, to avoid interfering with witness identification in future.