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Police arrest man accused of beating his mother & grandmother

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Nicholas Elkins (Source: Tempe Police Dept.) Nicholas Elkins (Source: Tempe Police Dept.)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Tempe police say they have now arrested a man suspected of severely beating his mother and grandmother.

Nicholas Elkins was taken into custody without incident around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The attack happened earlier this week at the victims' residence near Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Tempe police looking for man who beat family members, stole their car]

At approximately 11:45 a.m., officers responded to the victim's home and found the two women, badly beaten.

Police believe Elkins, 37, had assaulted the two women and then proceeded to steal the family car.

Elkins' grandmother was said to be in critical but stable condition. His mother was said to be in serious condition.

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