BERKELEY – According to the Alameda county records, Eric Clanton, who is known as the infamous bike lock attacker, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.
Eric Clanton, 28, was a former Diablo Valley College professor who joined a local Berkeley Antifa faction and later became radicalized. His prominent appearance came when he showed up to, what’s now called the ‘battle for berkley,’ on April 15th and viciously attacked various Trump supporters. One supporter in particular, Sean Stiles, was bashed in the head with a bike lock by Clanton, causing a concussion and several stitches.
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According to county records, Eric Clanton is being held on a $200,00 bail bond after he was booked into the county jail Wednesday evening. Clanton was picked up for suspicion of using a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.
We have a date listed on Alameda county inmate locator tool for Friday, May 26th. The county record states that the time of the arraignment hearing is at 9:00am PST.
Berkeley Police have not confirmed yet any connection between Eric Clanton’s arrest and accusations within the last month about the attack with the bike lock on Sean Stiles at the April 15th battle for Berkeley.