A 19-year-old Hemet man and a 15-year-old boy who allegedly beat and stabbed a man, leaving him for dead, were behind bars today.
Anthony Leonides Arriola, 19, and the 15-year-old, whose name was not released, were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder in connection with an attack in the 600 block of North Alessandro Street, according to Hemet police.
Arriola is being held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.
The boy is being held at Southwest Juvenile Hall.
According to Hemet police Sgt. Bob Nishida, the suspects allegedly assaulted a man using a baseball bat and another deadly weapon during a confrontation on Alessandro Street around 7 p.m. Sunday.
The reasons behind the attack were unclear.
Officers were summoned to the location by witnesses and found the victim, who was not identified, laying on the ground, Nishida said.
The man was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
His condition was not immediately known.
Hemet police detectives were able to quickly identify the suspects, and their investigation led them 30 minutes later to a house in the 600 block of Sonrisa Street, about a block away.
Arriola and the boy were discovered hiding in a house.
Both were arrested without incident, Nishida said.