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MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT IN LA MESA




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January 20, 2010 – Jared Shelton has been arrested for assaulting a man who attempted to come to the aid of Shelton’s girlfriend during an altercation outside the 7/Eleven Store at 4610 Avocado Boulevard in the unincorporated area of the County aound 1:30 a.m. on January 19th.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s office, Shelton was arguing with his girlfriend when a man who recognized her came to her assistance. Shelton reportedly went home and returned with a jack handle. He repeatedly struck the man, who was seated in the woman’s car talking with her. The victim suffered facial fractures and other injuries.

The woman fled the scene with the victim in her car. Shelton then vandalized the man’s car. The woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a brick wall, then walked back to the 7/Eleven to summon assistance. She then fled the scene and went to Shelton’s home.

Following a search of Shelton’s home and vehicle pursuant to a search warrant, he has been arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

Sheriff’s deputies have received descriptions of the involved vehicles and suspect an association between this incident and an earlier house party, where both vehicles were located. The CHP is investigating the collision.

Correction:  An earlier version of this story stated that the assault occurred in La Mesa, based upon an error in the Sheriff's press release.  In fact although the 7/Eleven has a La Mesa mailing address but is actually located within the unincorporated area of the County.