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Danville Man Charged With Felony Assault

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From the Office of the District Attorney

Martinez, California – A 24-year-old Danville resident has been charged by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office with a five-count complaint that includes two felonies for assault.

Kevin Hu Xu will be arraigned in Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez on January 24th for an assault with a deadly weapon and assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm. Both counts are felonies that include special allegations related to great bodily harm. In addition to the felony charges, Xu has been charged with the following misdemeanor offenses: resisting, obstructing, or delaying a peace officer, battery, and aggravated trespassing.

The incident that led to Xu’s arrest started on January 20th around 2:20 in the afternoon. Xu wase exiting his residence on Glasgow Circle when he encountered his father walking toward a neighbor’s home. Xu and his family are estranged and do not live together, and his father expressed to the police that he is afraid of his son because of his erratic behavior.

When Xu’s father saw him, he turned and fled down a street calling for help while Xu pursued him. When Xu caught up with his father, he proceeded to strike him several times causing multiple injuries requiring medical treatment. Danville Police were called and attempted to locate Xu – who evaded police detection until the next day.

In another incident on January 8th, Xu was sitting on a sidewalk near some trash receptacles when a neighbor came out and asked him to leave. However, instead of leaving, Xu followed the neighbor into a garage and attempted to gain entry to their home. The neighbor and another family member were able to repel Xu from forcing his way into the home and called 911 shortly afterward.

Xu remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on $117,000 bail. If convicted on all counts with the special allegations, Xu could face a sentence between 2 and 7 years in state prison.

NOTE: Xu was the driver at the center of an investigation into the auto vs. bicyclist collision that killed NFL coach Greg Knapp in San Ramon in 2021. Although no criminal charges were subsequently brought as a result of that investigation, Xu is among several  defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Knapp’s family in connection with his death.


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