updated: Sep 06, 2012, 10:28 AM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
A male victim was attacked by two transients near the Shell gas station located at Fairview and Calle
Real. The victim escaped the attack after being cut in the forehead while the two transients attempted
to take the victim's wallet and bicycle. While conducting a traffic stop in the area, a CHP Officer noticed
the assault and called deputies in to assist.
Deputies found the victim in front of Zodo's Bowling Alley bleeding profusely from the head. The victim
gave deputies a description of the two suspects that matched two local transients known by law
enforcement. John and Gena Curry were located behind the Vons grocery store on Fairview Ave. and
determined to be the suspects. Deputies then learned that Gena Curry was possibly the one who cut the
victim and may have hidden a knife. John Curry showed signs of involvement in a fight.
Both John and Gena Curry were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of assault with a
deadly weapon and attempted robbery. A search at the jail uncovered a box cutter knife on Gena
Curry's person. Both suspects are being held on $50,000 bail. The victim was treated and released
from Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.
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