Cronan to appear in court Thursday |

Cronan to appear in court Thursday

Patrick Cronan, a Grass Valley man accused of assaulting a man with a skateboard in Condon Park last summer, will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17.

Cronan struck Josh Harkins, a Grass Valley resident, on the head with a skateboard as Harkins allegedly tried to stop a group of young men in Condon Park from urinating on another man who was lying on the ground during a fight. Harkins suffered damage to his brain, skull and ear and was in a coma for more than a week after the attack.

Cronan is set for a jury trial on Aug. 5. The district attorney has charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.

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