PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives Thursday morning picked up two of the four juveniles accused of attacking a couple in their mid-40s out for an evening run in the Anaverde housing community.
Both juveniles were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and detectives are confident they will find the other two individuals, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
On Friday, June 27th, at approximately 8:30pm, a man and his wife were on an evening run when they saw and heard four black juveniles yelling profanities and flipping the middle finger at oncoming vehicles. One of the juveniles was riding his bike in the roadway, taunting and challenging oncoming vehicles. At one point the juveniles began taunting a vehicle occupied by an elderly woman who was stopped at an intersection. The two joggers witnessed this incident and immediately stepped in by asking the four juveniles to stop their behavior. It was at this point the four juveniles closed in on the male jogger and began assaulting him. His wife yelled at the juveniles to stop fighting however they wouldn’t listen, they continued to punch the victim in the face and the back of the head causing substantial injuries. During the assault the female grabbed one of the juveniles but was quickly pushed to the ground by one of the other juveniles just before they all fled the scene.
A Good Samaritan witnessed the assault taking place and called 911. Deputies quickly arrived on scene and canvased the neighborhood looking for the four black juveniles but were unsuccessful in finding them.
For the past two weeks Palmdale Station Detectives conducted an intense and thorough investigation attempting to identify the male juveniles. Early this morning [July 10], both the Palmdale Station Partners Against Crime (PAC) team and station detectives conducted a search warrant which led them to the detention of two of the four juveniles. Detectives are still investigating the two outstanding juveniles but are very optimistic they will find the two individuals.
Both juveniles were booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station and charged with an assault with deadly weapon. Both juveniles were transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.