After a Year of Investigations Suspect in Mark Pendleton Case to Face Prosecution
Walnut Creek, CA - The San Francisco Bay Area cycling and broader communities lost a model citizen four days before Thanksgiving last year when Mark Pendleton, a loving husband and father to two sons, was struck by a vehicle late in the day. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and Pendleton died along the side of a road in rural Contra Costa County. Bay Area cyclists and local law enforcement rallied behind the cause led by Pendleton's widow to find and prosecute the motorist responsible. The substantial reward of $30,000 was offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of the driver.
Just over six months later, on June 2nd of this year, the driver of the vehicle, Harold Brown, was arrested by the CHP as the primary suspect. He was booked on charges of felony hit-and-run as well as vehicular manslaughter. The CHP is working closely with the Contra Costa District Attorney. The arraignment is scheduled to take place within the month. Mark Pendleton's family, friends and cycling teammates are looking for support from the cycling and greater community in the hope that attendance at the arraignment will be as numerous as possible. Details will be posted on a designated website created soon after the incident last year: www.findmarkskiller.com.
About the Mark Pendleton Memorial Ride November 22nd 9am in Danville
Mark Pendleton's family, friends and teammates would like to once again honor him by inviting all who knew Mark or would like to celebrate his life to join his team at the Danville Peet's Coffee & Tea at 9am for a moment of reflection before setting off on a three-hour memorial ride. Information will be posted to the team's home page www.c4racing.org, to the team Facebook page (Wells Fargo Racing Team / C4) and will be sent out via the team's Twitter account, @WellsFargoC4.