Poop Bassist Jacob Bach Arrested After Beating Death of Drummer Steven Pratt

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Steven Pratt, second from the left, Jacob Bach far right, bald head

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An arrest was made following the murder of drummer Steven Pratt of Fullerton band Poop, who was beaten to death on Tuesday during an altercation at a Fullerton rehearsal studio. Poop's Bassist Jacob Leeroy Bach, 35, was taken into custody on July 3, and is currently being housed at the Musick Facility in Orange, according to arrest records in the Orange County District Attorney's Office. As of now, Bach is being held on charges unrelated to the beating and the District Attorney's office is reviewing the case, Lt. Robert Bastreri of Fullerton Police Department says.

 On Tuesday, the Orange Count Register reported that two men were discovered bleeding outside of a commercial building in the 1100 block of Raymond Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. and were taken to UCI Medical Center. A call to the Orange hospital confirmed that Bach and Pratt were both admitted to the hospital, where Pratt died of his injuries. Bach was treated for non life- threatening injuries and discharged from the hospital on the same day before being taken into custody. According to arrest records, bail amount is set at $20,000.

Fullerton Police are still investigating the case and have yet to confirm any details about what exactly took place on the night Pratt was killed. Authorities did say that there were no weapons involved and  there were no indications of a robbery.



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God
God

It was so late/early that the crickets were chirping "tweak tweak, tweak tweak." Very peaceful.

Satan's Penis
Satan's Penis

The accuracy of this comment made me laugh heavily.

anony
anony

Please don't group all of us "insensitive west coast fucks" together. Steve was my friend. I miss him terribly. There are obviously some total assholes on here. But alot of us out here loved and cared about Steve just as much as you. 

200motels
200motels

And Steve wasnt a fucking druggie. Have some goddamn respect for his fucking mother who is coming to retrieve his body and his fucking daughter and all of us who loved him, you pieces of shit who are on this blog not even knowing the man. The other fuck had drugs....Steve was only in town to get his drums. You people are are fucked.....

200motels
200motels

You fucking idiots. "Tweakers"? Simply because someone is upset because a lifelong friend is gone over something completely ridiculous and dumbshits out in Cali give more of a fuck about a stupid band carrying on than a great dude that has passed...then we are tweakers - whatever that even means. You insensitive west coast fucks obviously have never had to mourn the loss of someone very close. Douchbags.

adamyung
adamyung

There is no heaven and why was he working in abar with a brain like that ? He must have watched Good Will Hunting 1 too many times. How do ya like them apples !

adamyung
adamyung

yes typically people get what they deserve. Your not implying this was an accident are you ?

guilty
guilty

It's more like "TWEAKERS", not red bull. Well never get the truth with tweakers involved. Fuck tweakers!!

200motels
200motels

Well ya loud mouthed broad if ya woulda been then then ya woulda....but ya seem more concerned with talking about the fuck who killed our long time friend and the goddamned band. So fuck you you big mouthed fat fucking bitch. Jesus christ.

Dw90066
Dw90066

Dude -- lay off the Redbull.

glendale florists
glendale florists

 Authorities did say that there were no weapons involved and  there were no indications of a robbery.

Sarah Lish
Sarah Lish

 I would have been glad to let concerned parties know but the last thing anyone needs is an uppity Ms. Know It All. Sorry, I've calmed down and been put in my place.

Dumplynmccool
Dumplynmccool

Agreed Muji....us here in Indy just want the facts and justice and closure. Not assholery and more pain.

PVDude
PVDude

I am starting a band called Pinch a Loaf: a tribute to the music of Poop.

Mujibahr
Mujibahr

again, if those in the Cali scene could shed some light on what really happened w/o bashing those who were not there and seeking answers, that would be great. 

Dumplynmccool
Dumplynmccool

jesus....the amount of disrespect and hostility here is pitiful. Steve was a good friend to a lot of different people from NYC to Cali. This sucks and Sara man calm the fuck down. This is a rough time for us all and last thing anyone needs is an uppity Ms. Know It All making concerned parties feel like assholes. I got the same info as "anony"...and to the dipshits posting who didnt even know Pratt. Fuck you for trolling the death of a human being.

OC Weekly Music
OC Weekly Music

 Ken and Sarah, mind shooting me an email? njackson@ocweekly:disqus .com Thanks, Nate

Howard_X
Howard_X

Fullerton is the 10th circle of hell.

KEN LOVELACE
KEN LOVELACE

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT, I WAS THERE, I STOPPED THE ALTERCATION, I CALLED FOR THE AMBULANCE AS SOON AS STEVE SHOWED ADVERSE SIGNS. I'VE SEEN FIGHTS, BEEN IN FIGHTS, BROKEN UP FIGHTS, AND NEVER CALLED 911, STEVE WAS AWAKE AND COHERENT, THERE WAS NO BLOOD AND EXCEPT FOR A BUMP ON HIS CHEEK BONE HE APPEARED OK, A LITTLE SHAKEN, BUT NOT IN NEED OF MEDICAL HELP. I AM NOT A DOCTOR, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DIAGNOSE INTERNAL INJURIES, WHEN STEVE FELL UNCONCIOUS AND HIS NOSE BEGAN TO BLEED I IMMEDIATELY CALLED 911. I DON'T NEED ANYONE TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT HOW I HANDLED THE SITUATION, I HAVE NO QUESTION AS TO MY ACTIONS THAT MORNING, STEVE WAS MY FRIEND AND I DID ALL I COULD TO HELP HIM, UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH, BUT ITS NOT MY FAULT.  AS FAR AS JAKE AND HIS TRIAL, I AM SURE I WILL BE THERE, AND I WILL TELL THE TRUTH AS TO WHAT I SAW, AND THE JUDGE AND JURY WILL DECIDE HIS FATE. I RESPECT THAT YOU ARE SADDENED BY ALL OF THIS AS I AM AND ALOT OF OTHERS ARE ALSO, BUT YOUR  WRONG TO TRY TO ASSUME THAT STEVE HAD BAD FRIENDS, YOUR EVEN SAYING THAT I WOULD LIE ABOUT THE INCIDENT, YOU ARE WRONG, 

colorado spring flower
colorado spring flower

 Authorities did say that there were no weapons involved and  there were no indications of a robbery.

Sarah Lish
Sarah Lish

I NEVER said Jake should be "let off the hook". He did something incredibly stupid and should take his punishment like a man. Jake has to go to trial... It's State Law. You can NOT plead out a first degree murder charge. As far as your statement about the bystander, Steve was NOT bleeding from the head. Steve was NOT bleeding at all. Steve didn't start bleeding until he fell unconscious the second time. Steve didn't want to go to the hospital because Steve shouldn't have been in California to begin with since he was on probation. The person who called 911 could have just as easily not bothered to call. He just could have left and walked away. He is also the only real eye witness to the events of that night. I know you are upset and hurting right now and emotions never make people see clear. We both lost people we were close to in this stupid senseless act but I refuse to be blinded by my emotion. Steve was a really good friend as well as Jake. I wasn't there. I just know what I have been told. The only 2 people who know the truth of this situation are Jake and Steve. Steve can't tell us and Jake probably won't remember much. The only thing we can do from this point is to go on with our lives and make the best of what we have and the choices we make. That's what Jake and Steve are doing.

CHS
CHS

All of you make some good points but the truth is still out there.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Q.E.D. With belligerence and hostility like you exhibit, it's no wonder those in your circle of associates would find themselves in violence. Tweak much ?

Hotsog
Hotsog

Beating Death, i assume...

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