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Fifth member of ‘Picnic Day Five’ pleads no contest in tangle with Davis police

The last of the group whose Picnic Day tangle with Davis police led to a date in Yolo Superior Court pleaded no contest to felony resisting and a misdemeanor charge of assault on a peace officer Thursday in connection with the case.

Antwoine Perry, 20, of Elk Grove, received similar terms as the remaining members of the so-called “Picnic Day Five,” a year’s probation on the misdemeanor and an order by Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg to attend a restorative justice program under what is known as a “deferred entry of judgment.” Under the declaration, if Perry attends and completes the program and commits no crimes in 12 months, the felony charge will be dismissed.

Elijah Williams, 19, and Alexander Reide Craver, 22, of West Sacramento, along with Angelica Monique Reyes and Iszir Daquan Price, pleaded no contest to felony resisting at their preliminary hearing this past week. Williams, Craver, Reyes and Price also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and were handed probation.

An early Bee story mistakenly had said Perry accepted the plea deal at the same time as the other four defendants. Perry had dismissed his attorney at the August preliminary hearing and was to await a new hearing on the charges when he agreed to the deal.

The four were arrested along with Perry in a wild April 22 melee with three plainclothes Davis officers on a Davis street corner triggered when the officers’ unmarked van drove up to the crowd spilling onto the street. The brawl left the three officers injured.

The five young people said they were defending themselves and did not know the men in the van were Davis police until after they traded punches in an incident captured on police dashcam and cellphones.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith