WOODLAND, CA - A Davis man facing hate crime allegations in an attack on a gay man is back behind bars.
Clayton Garzon, 20, has been charged with assault with a hate crime enhancement in a March 10 beating on 32-year-old Mikey Partida. Garzon allegedly used a slur for gays that begins with the letter "F" during the attack.
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Garzon's attorney says her client is not a hateful man.
In Yolo County Superior Court Wednesday, Garzon, who has also been charged in a Solano County assault case, entered a not guilty plea to the Davis charges. He had been free after posting $75,000 bail but prosecutors succeeded in getting bail increased to $520,000. Garzon was remanded into custody, his next court hearing scheduled for April 12.