Man arrested on suspicion of punching grandfather, spitting on grandmother


A local man was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse after he allegedly struck his grandfather and spat on his grandmother during an argument at a Canyon Country home Tuesday.  

The 32-year-old man was arrested after deputies responded to the 25700 block of Arcay Avenue regarding a family disturbance, according to Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.  

“It was reported a male struck his grandfather with a water hose and spat on his grandmother,” said Arriaga. “Upon arrival, deputies detained a male matching the suspect description. During the investigation, deputies confirmed the suspect had physically assaulted his grandfather.” 

The grandfather sustained a minor injury and was transported to the hospital for further medical evaluation.  

The suspect was arrested for felony elder abuse, Arriaga said. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

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