Judge sets bail for 'Base Stickman,' man charged with Berkeley brawls at $135,000

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A judge on Friday set bail for a man arrested during one of several violent pro-Trump rallies in Berkeley  at $135,000, after police say he bashed an "antifa" protester in the face with a stick.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Mark A. McCannon also remanded Kyle Chapman into custody until he can pay it, and ordered Chapman to stay away from the Berkeley park where several political battles took place earlier this year including the “Battle of Berkeley” in April.

Capman is also ordered to stay away from the “No Marxism in America” rally in Berkeley on Sunday.

Chapman, whose social media nickname is “Stick Baseman,” and who lives in Daly City was charged was last week with possession of  a stick, or what police called a leaded cane or “billy.”

Chapman’s attorney, John Noonan, told reporters out of court that the charges seemed "trumped up" and that his client is likely to enter a plea at his next court date, on Sept. 5.

 

 

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