Deputies respond to fights between family and friends |

Deputies respond to fights between family and friends

Two vicious fights broke out in Nevada County this week, one a family affair and the other involving two friends, some car keys and an ax handle, sheriff’s officials said.

David Lollich, 44, and his son Andrew Lollich, 22, were seen by patrol deputies punching each other in the middle of Highway 49 in front of the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, said Nevada County sheriff’s Lt. John Kropp.

“Me and my old man were just having an argument,” Andrew Lollich told deputies, Kropp said.

The Lolliches, both of Sweetland Road, were arrested on suspicion of fighting in a public place and booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. The elder Lollich also was booked into jail on two local warrants.

Andrew Lollich was released on his own recognizance Thursday morning. David Lollich remains behind bars, with bail set at $20,750.

Early Thursday, a 19-year-old man was injured on Goldcone Drive near Alta Sierra when he tried to stop his friend from driving drunk, Kropp said.

“He didn’t want the suspect to drive away,” Kropp said. “He was hit in the head, knee and hand with an ax handle.”

After interviewing the victim at the emergency room, deputies arrested Brian Anthony Jones, 23, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was treated and released at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, Kropp said.

Jones remains in custody in lieu of $25,000, jail staff said.

To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail or call 477-4236.

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