A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in a hammer attack of three other teen boys as they slept in an Aptos garage early Monday morning, sheriff’s deputies said.

Detectives arrested the boy at around 10:30 am. in Watsonville.

He was booked into juvenile hall for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.

The victim who was rushed to the hospital is now in stable condition, but has a long road to recovery, sheriff’s deputies said.

“This assault was beyond stupid and these suspects are fortunate nobody is dead
as a result of this attack. Our deputies are going to find every one of the suspects, they should turn
themselves in now,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said.

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