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Solvang man arrested in connection to an assault with a deadly weapon

Posted at 4:41 PM, Mar 22, 2020

Law enforcement has arrested a man in connection with an assault in Solvang.

On Saturday, March 21st around 10 p.m, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the 400-block of Fifth Street.

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to officials. His identity is not being released.

Deputies arrested 25-year-old Elias Murcia-Aplicano of Solvang, and booked him at the Santa Barbara County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

Murcia-Aplicano is being held on $30,000 bail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office canvased the area for additional witnesses and are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is encourage to contact the Solvang Sheriff’s Station at (805)686-5000.