Arroyo Grande police track down violent assailant
November 1, 2014
Arroyo Grande police arrested a known criminal street gang member on Friday for violently assaulted a 38-year-old Arroyo Grande man, who remains in critical condition, police said.
On Oct. 2, Ignacio Franco Palomar, 36, allegedly struck the victim from behind with a concrete club outside an Arroyo Grande bar. The unnamed victim is now comatose because of a brain injury he suffered during the assault.
Arroyo Grande detectives tracked Palomar to a Fresno neighborhood where he was hiding out. With the assistance of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, Palomar was taken into custody on Friday.
The victim remains in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital. The family of the victim requested anonymity as to his identity and whereabouts.
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