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Moss Landing man arrested for attacking victim with bat in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - A Moss Landing man has been arrested for attacking a victim in Watsonville earlier this year. 

According to Watsonville Police, 55-year-old Luis Monroy Perez attacked a victim with a bat in the 100 block of E. Fifth Street. The attack occurred on January 10 and as the victim took off running a second suspect started shooting. 

The victim was not injured. 

WPD Special Investigations Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Perez and spotted him driving away from his Moss Landing home on April 5. 

When officers confronted Perez he was armed with a loaded gun and resisted arrest. WPD used a taser to take him into custody. 

Perez was transported to the Santa Cruz County Jail. 


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