ESCALON - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man on suspicion of a hate crime and are seeking his brother after the pair allegedly battered two men over their sexual orientation.
The condition of the victims was unavailable. The San Joaquin County sheriff's department said one man was 42 and the other 29.
Deputies were called to the 22300 block of South McBride Avenue at 4:55 p.m. Thursday on a report of battery, Deputy Les Garcia said. Deputies used a Taser and a dog to subdue the suspects.
Deputies arrested Gary Huntley, 38, on suspicion of resisting arrest with injury to a peace officer and on suspicion of a hate crime. His brother, Kenneth Huntley, got away, Garcia said.
A deputy was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment of an injured hand, Garcia said.