MARTINEZ -- Police say a husband and wife suspected of holding a 20-year-old woman captive in their home while beating and stabbing her are now in custody.
Jacob Scott Lerman, 42, and Jackie Lee Lerman, 30, surrendered to authorities Monday afternoon, according to Martinez police. Both were taken to County Jail in Martinez.
The assault allegedly started late Friday in the couple's home in the 900 block of Court Street in Martinez, across the street from the jail.
According to the victim's father, the victim had tried to mediate a dispute between the husband and wife, at which point they turned on her. The pair held her captive for hours while they attacked her before she managed to escape and seek help, the victim's father said. Police would not confirm that account.
Police say the victim was brought to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center about 3 a.m. Saturday with facial injuries and stab wounds. Her father said she has been released and is recovering.
Police have released very few details about the case; a gun may have been used in the incident, according to Martinez police Detective Patrick Salamid, but it appeared that no shots were fired.
Jacob Lerman is being held on $1.3 million bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment with violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He has 14 felony convictions in Contra Costa County between 1991 and 1998 for a variety of charges,
Jackie Lerman is being held on $55,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (not a firearm) and false imprisonment with violence. Police said last week that she had a criminal record, but a search did not turn up any criminal convictions for her in Contra Costa County.
Staff writer Malaika Fraley contributed to this report. Contact Daniel M. Jimenez at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/DMJreports.