Tehachapi Police arrested two men suspected of assaulting and fracturing the skull of a third man at his residence, police said.
The incident happened at about 3 a.m. April 15 in the 300 block of Pepper Drive.
According to a TPD news release from Chief Kent Kroeger, the two suspects, later identified as 26-year-old Lavail Johnson Jr. and 23-year-old Breon Mosley, both of Tehachapi, went to the victim's residence and rang the doorbell. The victim opened the door and was assaulted, even though he tried to close the door, police said.
The victim, who was identified by TPD only as a 24-year-old man, lost consciousness. A friend later found him and took him to the Tehachapi Hospital. The man was later taken to Kern Medical Center.
Officers obtained probable cause arrest warrants, and on Tuesday, April 18, TPD officers and Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Johnson and Mosley.
They were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, mayhem, burglary and battery with serious bodily injury, according to the TPD news release.
Police said in their news release that the suspects and the victim knew each other and a disagreement earlier in the evening in a bar may have led to the assault.