A mayhem charge has been filed against Yosvaldo Steven Sixco, 22, due to the seriousness of the injury to one pedestrian. Sixco is also charged with hit and run, evading police with reckless driving, and causing serious injuries in the Dec. 18, 2016 incident.
One 24-year-old pedestrian suffered a fractured pelvis from being dragged at least several hundred feet on Sports Arena Boulevard, according to police. The pedestrian was dragged almost to Rosecrans Street. He and his friend, 25, were taken to a hospital.
Police responded to the hit and run around 10:15 p.m. and were told the damaged vehicle fled on eastbound Rosecrans. About 90 minutes later, the damaged car was observed at Colusa and Mildred streets in the Morena area with its lights off.
Officers attempted to approach the vehicle, and the motorist drove off, crashing into a telephone pole around 1 a.m. Sixco was arrested.
Sixco had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 22, but it was delayed until March 22 by a San Diego Superior Court judge. Sixco has denied the charges in his not guilty plea. He remains in the George Bailey Detention Facility on $750,000 bail.