MORGAN HILL - A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting another man with a shovel early Sunday morning, police said.

Officers responded to the 90 block of Bisceglia Avenue and found a man struck in the face and head by a shovel around 12:15 a.m., according to police.

The victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from San Jose, was transported for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood and a witness gave key information that led to the arrest of 24-year-old Juan Martinez of Morgan Hill, according to police.

Martinez was found hiding on the roof of a residence, police said.

Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez

An investigation revealed that the victim and Martinez were involved in a physical altercation after a night of heavy drinking, according to police.

He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Morgan Hill police Detective Jason Broyer at (408) 779-2101 or leave an anonymous tip at (408) 947-7867.



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