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Man Attacked With Hammer, Bitten By Dog In Ventura; Two Arrested

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:01pm


A man was taken to the hospital in Ventura, after he was attacked with a hammer, and bitten by a dog.

It happened at about 10 this morning, on the 4200 block of East Main Street in Ventura.

Police say two homeless men, and a woman were involved in an argument, with the man and woman attacking the third person.

The 38 year old victim was hit by one of his attackers with a hammer, and bitten by the woman’s dog.

The man was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center, but his injuries aren’t described as being life threatening.

Police arrested Brandon Smith and Erica Ronchetti for assault with a deadly weapon, and say Ronchetti is also facing a charge for an outstanding felony arrest warrant.


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