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2 arrested for beating man in dispute over nationalities

Third suspect believed to be hiding in Miami area

From left: Luis Garcia Barrera, 24, and Carlitos Garcia, 21.
From left: Luis Garcia Barrera, 24, and Carlitos Garcia, 21.

MARATHON, Fla. – Two men who are believed to be brothers turned themselves in to authorities Friday on accusations of beating a man during a dispute over their nationalities, authorities said.

Luis Garcia Barrera, 24, and Carlitos Garcia, 21, were booked into jail on aggravated battery charges

The fight was reported Sunday on 65th Street Oceanside in Marathon. Authorities said the suspects are from Guatemala and the victim is from Cuba.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the victim, Yandy Carrillo, 30, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries to his face and head. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Herrin said the third suspect, Ottoniel Garcia, 20, who is believed to be the other suspects' cousin, might be hiding in the Miami area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 305-289-2430 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-346-TIPS.


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