Man Ordered to Stand Trial for Attempted Murders

August 3, 2011

ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1014
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced today that David M. Clark (DOB 11/28/1970, CN 10017007) was held to answer on four attempted murder charges.

“The evidence in this case, developed by the hard work of the San Francisco Police Department and Assistant District Attorney Todd Barrett, shows the defendant should stand trial,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “We look forward to presenting this case to a jury.”

According to evidence presented at the two day preliminary hearing, on June 2, 2010, the defendant struck four victims in separate incidents with his vehicle in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. Each victim was riding a bicycle.

The holding order was handed down on August 2, 2011 by the Honorable Suzanne Bolanos in Department 20 of San Francisco Superior Court following a preliminary hearing. The defendant was held to answer on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery with serious bodily injury. The defendant’s next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Department 22 of San Francisco Superior Court, where he will be arraigned on the felony information and the case will be set for trial.

David Mark Clark was arraigned on the charges and pled not guilty in Department 11 of San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 9am. Todd Barrett is the Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case.