Accused attacker denied request for lower bail |

Accused attacker denied request for lower bail

Citing her concern for pubic safety, a Nevada County Superior Court judge refused to reduce bail for Patrick Cronan, 20, accused of assaulting a man with his skateboard.

Cronan appeared in court this morning with his private attorney Stephen Munkelt. Cronan refused the services of a public defender Monday.

Cronan’s alleged victim, Josh Harkins, 25, remains hospitalized with brain injuries.

Munkelt asked Judge Julie McManus to reduce Cronan’s bail, currently set at $75,000.

McManus, who sentenced Cronan to probation last month for a series of burglaries in Grass Valley, denied Munkelt’s request.

“My primary consideration is that (Cronan) will lose his temper and kill someone,” she said. “Public safety is my primary consideration.”

Read Friday’s edition of The Union for the entire story.

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