High School Student Beaten Unconscious

Three Carpas Gang Members Arrested

Three “Carpas” gang members were arrested last Friday after allegedly beating a 16-year-old Rincon High School student unconscious with a souvenir size baseball bat.

After the victim regained consciousness, he was taken to the hospital to have his wounds treated. As of this time, the severity of the victim’s injuries are not known.

The three suspects include Luis Miguel Perez, Eric Isabel Arroyo, and another 16-year old Carpinteria resident whose name was withheld because of age.

Perez and Arroyo were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail; their bail is $150,00.00. The arrested juvenile will be booked into the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall. All three suspects are facing these charges: assault with a deadly weapon, committing battery causing serious injury, conspiracy to commit a crime, and committing a crime in furtherance of a criminal street gang.

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