A preliminary hearing scheduled for a man who is charged with assaulting an inmate after his arrest in the shooting death of a man in Spring Valley has been pushed back to Jan. 9.
Arren William Dangler, 29, was arrested in June and charged with the murder of Brian Hammett. He also faces charges in separate incidents, including a home invasion in May in the Bay Ho area of San Diego.
Dangler was bound over for trial on the murder charge in the first part of the preliminary hearing Nov. 27, said Steve Walker, a San Diego County District Attorney’s office spokesman. The second part of the hearing, which took place Wednesday, was continued until Jan. 9 to hear additional charges related to the alleged attack of a fellow inmate, Walker said. Those charges include assault likely to cause great bodily injury and battery.
Dangler is being held on $5 million bail.
Hammett’s body was found in the early morning hours of June 15 in a driveway in the 8600 block of Troy Street. He had suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper body.
After Dangler was arrested for the home invasion, homicide detectives wanting to question him on the Hammett murder interviewed the defendant. After the interview, they charged Dangler with murder.
Dangler will return to court at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 9 in Department 11 in the East County Regional Center.