17-Year-Old Boy Charged With Assaulting Officer During ‘Deltopia’ Brawl

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SANTA BARBARA (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with assault, mayhem and resisting an officer for allegedly attacking a police officer during a rock- and bottle-throwing brawl in Santa Barbara last weekend.

Prosecutors announced Tuesday that Desmond Edwards faces trial as an adult. There’s no immediate word on whether he remains in juvenile detention Wednesday and whether he obtained a lawyer.

Authorities claim Edwards hit a UC Santa Barbara police officer in the face with a backpack containing glass liquor bottles.

The violence flared as 20,000 people attended an unsanctioned college Spring Break gathering called Deltopia in Isla Vista.

Authorities say 50 people were taken to hospitals — half after unrest erupted — along with four law enforcement officers. Nearly 170 people were arrested Friday and Saturday, mostly for alcohol-related offenses.

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