Two jailed for alleged retribution beating |

Two jailed for alleged retribution beating

Two Penn Valley men were booked into the county jail early Friday after beating a man in his own driveway.

Scott Allen Gibbs, 22, and Casey Don Soward, 21, were arrested shortly after midnight Friday for beating a man in his driveway on the 18000 block of Siesta Drive in Penn Valley. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office declined to release the victim’s name.

The two allegedly pulled into the man’s driveway in a white Ford Explorer Soward was driving and ran toward him, punching him in the face around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said.

The beating was apparently in retribution for a confrontation the victim had with his wife Wednesday, Royal said.

During the incident, Gibbs and Soward allegedly hit the victim in the face repeatedly and pulled his black leather jacket over his head, Royal said. After allegedly beating him for about two minutes, the men allegedly robbed the victim of his leather jacket and a marijuana pipe and took off, the sheriff added.

The victim declined medical care for his injuries, according to the sheriff’s report.

A be-on-the-lookout was issued for the pair, and shortly after midnight, deputies spotted Gibbs and Soward in Penn Valley. The pair was pulled over and arrested, Royal said.

Deputies booked Soward on suspicion of strong arm robbery, criminal conspiracy, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation. Gibbs was booked on suspicion of strong arm robbery and criminal conspiracy. Both were held at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail Friday morning.

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