Danville man charged with felony assault

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 23, 2024) — The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has charged a 24-year-old Danville resident  with a five-count complaint. It includes two felonies for assault.

Kevin Hu Xu will face arraignment in Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez on January 24 for an assault with a deadly weapon. The complaint also includes assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm. Both counts are felonies that include special allegations related to great bodily harm. In addition to the felony charges, Xu stands accused of several misdemeanor offenses. These include resisting, obstructing, or delaying a peace officer, battery, and aggravated trespassing.

The incident that led to Xu’s arrest started on January 20 around 2:20 in the afternoon. Xu was exiting his residence on Glasgow Circle when he encountered his father walking toward a neighbor’s home. Xu and his family are estranged and do not live together, and his father expressed to the police that he is afraid of his son because of his erratic behavior.

When Xu’s father saw him, he turned and fled down a street calling for help while Xu pursued him. When Xu caught up with his father, he proceeded to strike him several times causing multiple injuries requiring medical treatment. Danville Police were called and attempted to locate Xu – who evaded police detection until the next day.

In another incident on January 8, Xu was sitting on a sidewalk near some trash receptacles when a neighbor came out and asked him to leave. However, instead of leaving, Xu followed the neighbor into a garage and attempted to gain entry to their home. The neighbor and another family member were able to repel Xu from forcing his way into the home and called 911 shortly afterward.

Xu remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on $117,000 bail. If convicted on all counts with the special allegations, Xu could face a sentence between 2 and 7 years in state prison.

Case No. 01-24-00218 | The People of the State of California vs Xu, Kevin