With the investigation into the beating of an undocumented immigrant earlier this week continuing, county Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a second suspect and identified a second victim.
At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, several hours after the alleged early morning attack, police arrested Luis Alberto Cardenas, 34, of Seeley.
He was booked into the county jail on suspicion of assault, robbery and kidnapping. His bail was set at $100,000.
Investigators have alleged Cardenas made contact with two immigrants near Seeley at 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Sheriff's Investigator Jesse Lopez said Cardenas promised to take the two undocumented immigrants, both men, out of the Imperial Valley.
Lopez alleged Cardenas drove the two to El Centro and back to Seeley. During that time Cardenas picked up two women.
At some point after midnight the victims were reportedly driven into the desert south of Seeley. At least one of the men was beaten, had his possessions taken and was thrown into the trunk of the car.