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Suspect in beating of college student arrested; held on unrelated charges

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego police have arrested a suspect in a series of armed robberies that left one teenager shot in the face and another teenager fighting for his life in a coma. Search warrants obtained by News 8 reveal how the violence unfolded.

People living in a College Area neighborhood are so scared, they don't want their faces shown on television. Not since 18-year-old Grant Richman was found beaten and bleeding in the middle of the street on Antioch Place December 28.

"Him getting assaulted, we've all been really scared. We haven't heard much from police about it. I hope he gets better but I guess he's in a coma right now," a neighbor said.

Search warrants reveal the robbers beat Richman with a claw hammer or crowbar and robbed him of his cell phone, wallet and car keys. The Berkeley college student remains hospitalized with severe brain injuries.

Court records show police arrested 26-year-old Terrence Jarvis the day after the robbery. In Jarvis' wallet, officers found a credit card and check belonging to the beating victim. Police believe Jarvis is seen on surveillance video using the victim's credit card at a Tierrasanta gas station.

The woman who owns the Skyline home where Jarvis was arrested told news 8 the credit card was given to Jarvis, and he was not involved in the robbery.

"His mother spoils him rotten. Why would he have done it when he can go to his mom? And his father would give him anything too," Skyline resident Renee Jacquette-Brown said.

Police believe Jarvis and an accomplice may have committed as many as five separate robberies on December 27 and 28. It all began with an attempted home invasion robbery in Chula Vista, where a 17-year-old boy was shot in the face. Later that night, an employee of Woodstock Pizza on El Cajon Boulevard was threatened by a man with a shotgun. Early in the morning of December 28, the gunmen sprayed an Emerald Hills home with bullets, breaking windows and terrifying the residents.

For now, Jarvis is being held on a parole violation and unrelated auto theft charges. Jarvis has not been formally charged in the robbery series.

Officers are still trying to track down the alleged accomplice.

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