Man Sentenced For Transient Attack

Tanner Seth Hendee Pleaded Guilty To Assaulting Scott Kingston

A young man who punched a 61-year-old transient in Ramona and left him unconscious in a vacant house was sentenced Thursday to a year in custody and placed on three years probation.

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Tanner Seth Hendee, 19, is expected to be placed in a residential treatment program to deal with mental health and substance abuse issues, said prosecutor Shanish Aloor.

Hendee pleaded guilty in July to assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury in connection with the attack on Scott Kingston, who was found by medics on his back in a house in the 100 block of 11th Street just before 5:30 p.m. on May 7. At the time, authorities said Kingston was suffering from head and possible spine injuries.

According to court testimony, Hendee and Kingston had clashed before over Kingston's status as a registered sex offender, Aloor said.

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