Two suspects are in custody from an incident that started in Canyon Country and ended at the gates of Melody Ranch in Placerita Canyon, where the bad guys were taken from their cars at gunpoint.
A call came in to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station at 11:55 a.m. reporting a fight at Whites Canyon and Soledad Canyon Roads.
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According to Lt. Tom Bryski, Kyle Hutchins, 20, of Newhall got into a dispute with his girlfriend, who allegedly hit him, causing him to respond by putting her in a headlock. A Good Samaritan stepped in to defend the girlfriend, but Hutchins rebuked him and another suspect, Kyle Resinger, 19, of Saugus, stepped in to help Hutchins. Both men participated in beating up the Good Samaritan before fleeing in a vehicle, heading southbound on Via Princessa to Sierra Highway.
Deputies responded to the scene and quickly went in pursuit of the suspects, who were caught in Placerita Canyon at the entryway to the historic movie ranch. The victim and a witness were taken to that location, where they identified the suspects and both Hutchins and Resinger were taken to jail. They were booked at the Santa Clarita Valley station on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Bryski said that the girlfriend was not injured and the Good Samaritan received some bumps and bruises, but was not transported to the hospital.