UPDATED: Raiders cornerback charged with Pasadena beating

PASADENA >> Prosecutors have filed an assault charge against Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Lee Smith for an alleged attack that left his sister’s boyfriend severely injured in Old Pasadena on July 4, officials said Thursday.
Smith, 30, of Oakland, faces felony charges of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said in a written statement issued late Thursday.
Smith is also accused of the special allegation that he inflicted “great bodily injury” upon the victim, Santiago added.
The alleged attack took place n July 4 in the area of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard.
“Smith allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head near the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard early in the morning on July 4,” according to the district attorney’s office statement.
Pasadena police first responded to the area about 1:10 on July 4 after a man was found unconscious on the ground, suffering from injuries to his face and head, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
The man was hospitalized in critical condition with fractures to both sides of his face, police said. As the investigation continued, police learned the man has been assaulted.
“Investigative efforts resulted in detectives locating independent witnesses who provided details of the assault and information leading to the identity of the suspect,” according to the police statement. No information regarding a motive was released.
Police said detectives presented their case to the district attorney’s office on Aug. 4.
Prosecutors filed the charges and issued an arrest warrant for Smith on Wednesday, officials said.
According Pasadena police and Los Angeles County booking records, Smith turned himself in, accompanied by his attorney, at the Pasadena Police Department about 2 p.m. Thursday.
He was released from custody after posting $80,000 bail, officials said.
Smith is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing Sept. 29.
Smith pleaded guilty to a DUI in Kansas City, Missouri in 2015 and received a sentence of two years’ probation. A player for the Kansas City Chiefs at the time, he was suspended for three games following the plea.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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