By Anthony Clark Carpio
5:00 PM PDT, May 17, 2013
Authorities arrested two additional suspects Thursday in the alleged assault on a man by a group of skateboarders, police said. There are now five suspects involved in the case.
Viktor Silcock, 25, of Huntington Beach, was allegedly attacked by a group of teens May 10 and remains hospitalized.
Huntington Beach police arrested a juvenile suspect on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury. The juvenile was booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall.
Orange County Probation also arrested an additional juvenile on suspicion of a probation violation, police said. That juvenile also was at Juvenile Hall and Huntington Beach detectives "anticipate" the suspect to be booked with the same charges as the first juvenile later this week.
Police originally arrested four teens on suspicion of attempted murder, but later charged three with assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury and released the fourth suspect without charges.
According to public records, Silcock is a member of a Huntington Beach family that includes more than 40 adopted boys with special needs. The family, led by Ann Belles, has appeared on several TV programs in the past, according to Fox 11.
In the early 2000s, Belles and her family were interviewed by numerous media outlets and appeared on the reality TV show "Nanny 911," the Independent reported in 2005.
The alleged assault Friday began when Silcock's girlfriend tried to break up a fight between two groups of teens at Murdy Park Friday night, according to Huntington Beach police.
The juveniles reportedly attacked the girlfriend when she intervened, which led Silcock to step in. The teens then allegedly attacked him. Silcock fled on foot to a shopping center on the corner of Goldenwest Street and Warner Avenue.
Authorities said Silcock received heavy blows to the head after the teens followed him into Surf City Laundromat and used their skateboards as weapons. Police said there was physical evidence that indicated the attack took place there.
A father of one the suspects told KTLA that Silcock initiated the confrontation. Huntington Beach police are not commenting on that allegation but said they are investigating.
According to Orange County Superior Court records Silcock had numerous run-ins with law enforcement, with several cases in 2008 and 2009 and one in 2012.
Silcock has been sentenced to more than 100 days in jail for a plethora of charges, which include public intoxication, driving under the influence, altering a replica firearm and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
He was convicted in August 2012 for vandalism, carrying a dagger, making criminal threats and resisting an officer. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to attend an anger management program.
Silcock was convicted of driving under the influence in October 2008, where he was sentenced to a total of 21 days in jail, three months in the First Offender Alcohol program and a one year suspension of his driver's license.
In the same year, he pleaded guilty to altering a replica firearm and possession of alcohol as a minor. Silcock was sentenced to 13 days in jail and three years of probation.
On separate occasions, he pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver's license and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was sentenced a combined 22 days in jails for both cases.