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* Antonio Estrada arrested by Gilroy Police for alleged fighting near 146 Lewis St.

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A man was arrested in Gilroy on Saturday evening on suspicion of assaulting another man with a deadly weapon, the Gilroy Police Department reported.Police responded to a reported fight in an alley near 146 Lewis St., just east of Monterey Street, at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, the department said.As they were en route to the altercation, officers were informed that the subjects were using a stick and a knife as weapons in the fight, police said.When they arrived at the alley, officers were directed to the nearby intersection of Martin and Alexander streets, where they found the 47-year-old victim, a Gilroy resident, suffering from a head wound that was not life threatening, police said. A man matching the suspect’s description, Antonio Estrada, was seen fleeing the area of the fight, police said. He stopped running when police showed him a TASER and ordered him to the ground, the department said.The victim, who was later transported to Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy for treatment of his head injury, positively identified Estrada as his attacker, police said.The alleged fight between Estrada and the victim stemmed from a personal dispute between the men in which Estrada felt the victim owed him money, police said.When the victim refused to pay Estrada, the suspect allegedly struck the Gilroy man over the head with a stick that had a large knife blade attached to it, police said. The victim fought back with his belt buckle, police said.The weapon used in the fight was later found and booked into evidence, police said. Estrada was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, police said.

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