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Two people arrested in connection to assault in Santa Barbara on Friday

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Santa Barbara Police Department
Christian Menth, 22, and Miguel Ascencio, 18.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Police Department announced that two people have been arrested in connection to the fight that occurred on Friday near Sola Street and San Andres Street.

Police said the fight left two Santa Barbara residents hospitalized with what appear to be stab wounds.

Santa Barbara Police Department Detectives arrested Christian Menth, 22, and Miguel Ascencio, 18, on Saturday for conspiracy and attempted murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Both subjects were booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on warrants and $600,000 bail.

This investigation remains ongoing.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.