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Police arrested an Apple Valley man who assaulted a 79-year-old man

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — An elderly man is recovering after he was beatdown by a suspect who was upset with him, officials said.

It happened on March 9, 2020, in the 21600 block of Sandia Road in Apple Valley.

Deputies responded to an assault call and learned the victim, a 79-year-old resident of Apple Valley,  had been in a physical altercation on Sunday, March 8th, 2020. 

The victim told deputies, the suspect Kurt Matzinger, a 59-year-old resident of Apple Valley, pushed, punched, and kicked him several times, officials said.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban said, “Matzinger was upset because the victim drove around a parked city bus that was dropping off disabled citizens.

The elderly victim sustained a black eye, bruising and swelling to both eyes, head, and face. He was transported to St Mary’s Medical by AMR. An update on his condition was not available.

Matzinger was arrested and booked at HDDC for PC243(D), Battery W/Serious Bodily Injury, PC368(B)(1), Elder Abuse, PC245 (A)(4), Assault With a Deadly Weapon. 

According to public records, Kurt Andrew Matzinger is being held on a $100,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on March 11th.

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