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Transient sent to prison for Turlock assault
George Hogan
George Hogan

A man living as a transient in Turlock is headed to prison for assaulting someone with his cane in a city park.

George Hogan, 49, entered a guilty plea to assault with a deadly weapon charge on July 19 in Stanislaus County Superior Court, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

On June 30, Turlock Police officers were called to Broadway Park for a fight among the transient campers living there. Hogan, who was already on felony probation for assault with a deadly weapon from 2016, had used his cane to knock a victim unconscious and left open wounds on the victim's head requiring stitches, according to the prosecution.

Hogan was on probation for the 2016 conviction when he was arrested for the Broadway Park assault.

Following his guilty plea, Hogan was sentenced to serve two years in state prison.

Prosecutor Jeff Mangar handled this case for the District Attorney's Office.