Final two WSU assault suspects face Whitman County judge

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by KREM.com with help from Murrow News 8's Nick Dettorre

KREM.com

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 12 at 6:29 PM

WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. -- Two more suspects accused of assaulting a Washington State University professor appeared in court on Friday.

John “Matt” Cabanos-Soriano and Robert D. Bean were arrested on Friday morning in Whitman County. Cabanos-Soriano, 22, turned himself in at the Pullman Police Department around 2:20 a.m. Police immediately booked Cabanos-Soriano into jail for first-degree assault.

Bean, 22, surrendered at the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office in Colfax around 9:20 a.m. Police said both Bean and Cabanos-Soriano agreed to meet with police Thursday night but never came.

Police arrested two other suspects on Wednesday in connection with the attack on Dr. David Warner. A judge ordered Joshua W. Nantz, 23, to appear in court again on Friday, April 19th. Nantz could face assault charges according to the judge.

Madeline Fouts was released from custody Wednesday night.  She had been arrested for Rendering Criminal Assistance (felony) and Providing False Statements to a Public Servant.  Police said Fouts is cooperating with investigators and was not directly involved in the physical assault.

Court documents claimed that the three male suspects attacked Dr. David Warner on March 30th in a Pullman parking lot.  One suspect punched Warner while two others tackled him according to the police report.

Warner suffered serious head injuries. Documents showed that Warner suffered severe head injuries and required emergency surgery. Doctors removed a piece of Warner’s skull according to the paperwork.  Sacred Heart Medical Center staff upgraded Warner’s condition to serious on Thursday.

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