CROCKETT -- Sheriff's deputies arrested the great grandsons of celebrated ironworker and Carquinez Bridge namesake Alfred Zampa after the pair were suspected of stabbing a man on the street in Crockett Saturday morning, authorities said.

Sheriff's officials said Donald Zampa, 21, and Richard Zampa, 24, the fourth generation of the legendary ironworking family, were arrested about 2:09 a.m. after they got into a fight with a 29-year-old man near Second Avenue and Pomona Street, as nearby Club Tac was closing for the night.

Donald Zampa was booked into the Martinez Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder, and Richard Zampa was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Deputies arrived and found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds, and were told the men responsible were nearby on Loring Avenue, Lee said. The stabbing victim, whose name has not been released, was flown to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek to be treated for his stab wounds and has since been released.

Information about what precipitated the fight and whether it began in the bar was not immediately available, and Lee would not say whether the Zampas knew the victim prior to the stabbing.

The renowned ironworking family gained widespread recognition after the suspects' great grandfather, Alfred Zampa, survived a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge during its construction, and later served as the namesake for the new span of the Carquinez Bridge, where he began his career in 1926.


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Both Donald and Richard Zampa remain in jail, with Donald Zampa's bail set at $500,000 and Richard Zampa's at $30,000, Lee said. The case has been submitted to the Contra Costa County district attorney's office for a formal review.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 925-313-2600. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 866-846-3592, or by emailing tips@so.cccounty.us.

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