Man who broke accuser’s arm over driving complaint sentenced to 3 years in prison

By Jim Holt

Last update: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A man accused of assaulting his Santa Clarita neighbor by throwing him to the ground and breaking his arm after being confronted about his driving has been sentenced to three years.

Robert Claude Louis, 61, appeared Monday in San Fernando Superior Court where he entered a plea of no contest to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

“He pleaded no contest on March 13 to one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to 3 years in state prison to be served in local custody,” Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told The Signal Wednesday.

Louis was allegedly seen on June 27, 2016, driving near homes at a high rate of speed which his neighbor thought was dangerous, Lt. Brenda Cambra, who has since retired from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said at the time of his arrest.

The victim approached the suspect and confronted him about his driving, she said.

“The suspect became enraged, grabbed the victim by his shirt and arm and threw him to the ground,” Cambra wrote in a “Special Bulletin” issued in June.

The victim hit his head on the ground in the fall, she said.

“The victim suffered an injury to the back of his head and a broken arm from the violent attack,” Cambra said, when asked about the confrontation.

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Man who broke accuser’s arm over driving complaint sentenced to 3 years in prison

Photo of Robert Claude Louis, issued by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in a Special Bulletin last year.

A man accused of assaulting his Santa Clarita neighbor by throwing him to the ground and breaking his arm after being confronted about his driving has been sentenced to three years.

Robert Claude Louis, 61, appeared Monday in San Fernando Superior Court where he entered a plea of no contest to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

“He pleaded no contest on March 13 to one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to 3 years in state prison to be served in local custody,” Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told The Signal Wednesday.

Louis was allegedly seen on June 27, 2016, driving near homes at a high rate of speed which his neighbor thought was dangerous, Lt. Brenda Cambra, who has since retired from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said at the time of his arrest.

The victim approached the suspect and confronted him about his driving, she said.

“The suspect became enraged, grabbed the victim by his shirt and arm and threw him to the ground,” Cambra wrote in a “Special Bulletin” issued in June.

The victim hit his head on the ground in the fall, she said.

“The victim suffered an injury to the back of his head and a broken arm from the violent attack,” Cambra said, when asked about the confrontation.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

on Twitter @jamesarthurholt

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  • Zeff Jucker

    If Louis is the driver/owner of the white Porsche, I think I had a close encounter with his bad driving on Sierra Hwy several months ago, just North of Soledad Canyon by American Beauty

  • Justus Benavidez

    nice! now he is off the road

  • Lawyer

    Mr. Louis was the real victim. He was called the N word and then challenged to a fight. The so called victim never broke his arm (per medical records). The victim had previously challenged a SHerriff Deputy to a fight, head butted a resident and had a TRO issued against him for domestic violence. The DA wanted nothing to do with this case and the 3 years came from a probation violation.

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