Acting District Attorney Cheryl M. Temple announced that Gregory Bryant Brewer, 31 year old of Port Hueneme, was charged with the January 7, 2021, attempted murders of three men in Port Hueneme. The complaint charges one count of premeditated attempted murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of mayhem. Brewer is also alleged to have personally used a hatchet as a deadly weapon and to have caused great bodily injury in the commission of these crimes.

On January 7, 2021, the three victims were inside a residential garage. It is alleged that Brewer entered the garage and attacked them with a hatchet. All three victims were transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment for their injuries. Brewer was arrested at the scene by officers of the Port Hueneme Police Department.  On January 11, 2021, Brewer appeared for arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. The case was set for further proceedings on January 21, 2021, at 1:35 p.m. in courtroom 37 of the Ventura County Superior Court. Brewer is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail with bail set at $1,680,000.