A Fresno man accused in the Dec. 15 assault of a 62-year-old man at the Manchester Center bus stop — a crime captured by a bystander’s cellphone camera — has pleaded no contest to a felony charge of inflicting injury on an elderly person.
Gregory Gibson II, 29, faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced in Fresno County Superior Court on April 10.
A criminal complaint accuses Gibson of assaulting John Raymond Medina, who police said was knocked unconscious after defending a teenage boy who was being bullied. He pleaded no contest on Tuesday. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed a felony battery charge.
Fresno police say a video taken by a bystander with a cellphone shows the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Gibson pushing Medina, who hit his head on his walker before falling to the ground. Medina later told police he blacked out for a minute and injured the back of his head and lower back.
Gibson has been in the Fresno County Jail since Dec. 24. Judge Alvin Harrell III said Tuesday that Gibson will remain in jail without bail until he is sentenced.