Suspects Arrested in Sept. 17 Beating on State Route 128

Vacaville pair taken into custody by Napa County Sheriffs deputies.


A 21-year-old Vacaville man and 23-year-old Vacaville woman were arrested this week in connection with the Sept. 17 beating of a man on State Route 128.

Napa County Sheriffs deputies arrested Dairius Anthony Hill Anderson and Cherena Charise Martinie Monday after receiving information from detectives in the case. Anderson was held on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery; Martinie was held on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury and robbery.

An arrest warrant for robbery is being obtained for a third suspect: Kenneth Martin Moen-Pfister. Pfister is a white male, 5’10, 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Napa Sheriff Capt. Tracey Stuart said the incident began on Sept. 17 at about 12:04 am, when deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who was reporting a man laying in the roadway, in the 7500 block of SR 128, near Markley Cove Resort.

Deputies and fire personnel responded and found a male in the west bound lane of SR 128. The male was unconscious and had major head injuries. The male was transported to Capell Valley Fire Station by ambulance and then flown to John Muir Hospital.

The victim was identified as Dustin Wayne Valentine, 42, of Vacaville. The suspects allegedly took the victim’s wallet, jacket, cell phone and money. The victim survived his injuries and has since been released from the hospital. 

Detectives developed information that led to two suspects from Vacaville being arrested Monday for their part in the beating.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 253-4591. People may also make anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers by texting NVCS and your message to 274637 (CRIMES) or on line:  https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=912


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