Local transient struck with ax, baseball bat

On August 18, Lake Elsinore deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in 200 Block of Graham Avenue. The victim, a local transient, was struck several times with an ax and a baseball bat. He has been in the hospital since the date of the incident, according to Sergeant Glenn Warrington.

An investigation by the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Problem Oriented Policing Team led them to three suspects: Andrew Estrada, Destiny Elliott, and Andrew Avila, all transients within the City of Lake Elsinore. 

Estrada and Elliott were arrested on September 11 for assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit attempted murder, and mayhem, according to the sheriff’s department. Avila was already in custody at the Cois Byrd Detention Center on an unrelated crime. He is being charged with conspiracy to commit attempted murder and mayhem.   

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Parrish at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.


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