Two men suspected of attacking a man in Murrieta and taking the truck he was trying to repossess were free on bail today following their arrests on suspicion of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.
Joshua Brown, 39, of Hemet and Jason Diskin, 46, of Temecula were arrested Tuesday and booked into the Southwest Detention Center, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Each was released after posting $25,000 bail, according to sheriff's online booking records.
Brown and Diskin are suspected of attacking a man who tried to repossess a truck around 4:30 p.m. Monday at a business in the 29000 block of Technology Drive in unincorporated Murrieta, according to sheriff's Sgt. K. McDonald.
The repo man attached the truck to his vehicle's tow bar and lifted it, then got inside the truck and was preparing it for towing when he was assaulted by the suspects, McDonald said.
The victim tried to explain that he was repossessing the truck, but the assault continued, so he exited the vehicle, got into his own truck and called 911 while the two suspects unhooked the truck and drove it away, he said.
Investigators from the sheriff's Southwest Station identified and located the suspects and arrested them Tuesday, according to McDonald.
The victim suffered minor injuries in the attack and declined treatment, he said.