A homeless man in Sonora was attacked for a second time by the same two suspects, according to Sonora police, but this time, the suspects were caught.
Tuesday, two 17-year-old Sonora teens were taken into custody for felony battery resulting in great bodily injury. They were then turned over to the Tuolumne County Probation Department. The names of juvenile suspects are not generally released by authorities.
Sonora police stated the homeless man was attacked around 7:17 p.m. Tuesday near Save Mart on Stockton Street. The man had previously been beaten so severely that he was taken to a Modesto-area hospital for treatment of a skull fracture. A description of the man's injuries in the Tuesday assault was not provided.
Since Oct. 1, police said there have been five attacks on homeless people. One of the teens arrested Tuesday is a person of interest in those crimes, according to police.