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Weekend Squabble Turns Ugly

San Andreas, CA — A teen sustained injuries in a alleged assault over the weekend, resulting in a felony battery with serious bodily injury arrest for a male suspect.

According to Calaveras County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Rachelle Whiting, the suspect was taken into custody Saturday after responding deputies arrived around 8:40 on the scene of a reported family altercation in the 1000 block of Avery Sheep Ranch Road in Avery.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that 47-year-old Mark Anthony Scates of Alameda was involved a fight with a 16-year-old alleged victim that had resulted in injuries to the minor. Sgt. Whiting adds that in addition to the felony battery charge, there is also a felony corporal injury to a child charge pending against Scates, who was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

In other weekend felony arrests by her office, Whiting reports that following a Saturday morning traffic stop for a moving traffic infraction, deputies arrested the driver, Ricky Daniel Cavaco, II of Mokelumne Hill, after it was determined that he had several outstanding Tuolumne County warrants out on him, including for theft and evading arrest.