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Arizona resident arrested after allegedly beating a man unconscious in SLO

Gregory Gonock, 27, of Buckeye, Ariz., was arrested Monday, April 15, 2013, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem. Original story »
Gregory Gonock, 27, of Buckeye, Ariz., was arrested Monday, April 15, 2013, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem. Original story »

An Arizona man was arrested early Monday after allegedly beating a man unconscious in San Luis Obispo.

A police officer responded to a report of a fight in progress at the intersection of Calle Joaquin and Los Osos Valley Road at 1:26 a.m., according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The officer found Cody Bovee, 28 of San Luis Obispo, face down and unconscious in the street.

Bovee was taken by ambulance to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses told police that Bovee and another man — later identified as 27-year-old Gregory Gonock — had been arguing inside AM/PM before taking the fight into the street.

Gonoch punched Bovee and also kicked him about the face and head, police said, resulting in serious facial injuries.

Officers learned that a mutual friend introduced the two earlier in the evening. The pair had walked from a hotel to AM/PM, but police said it's unclear what started the argument.

Gonoch, a resident of Buckeye, Ariz., was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (feet) and mayhem. He as treated at Sierra Vista hospital for injuries to his hands before being taken to County Jail.

Bovee was listed in stable condition at Sierra Vista hospital.

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