Grover Beach police said Sunday that they arrested a local man and a Santa Maria teen after learning of a fight that involved a knife assault on Saturday night.
Anthony Mayo, 19, of Grover Beach, a 14-year-old boy from Santa Maria and someone described as an unidentified Hispanic male randomly assaulted a man along South 10th Street off Longbranch Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police.
The Santa Maria teen challenged a 15-year-old boy to fight, police said. Armed with a knife, Mayo allegedly attacked two men who reportedly tried to stop the fight.
Police say the three fled before officers arrived, but that a short time later they learned that two of the alleged attackers were being treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for injuries suffered in the fight.
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One of the men hurt Mayo and the Santa Maria teen as he defended the 15-year-old, according to police. Officers arrested Mayo and the teen after their emergency-room treatment, police said.Police did not disclose the purported victims’ names.
Mayo remained in County Jail as of Sunday night, where he is being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating terms of his parole. He is being held without bail because he is a parolee.
The boy was booked into the county Juvenile Services on suspicion of battery, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating probation. His name was not disclosed because he is a minor.
Police say they are looking for the unidentified third attacker.