MARTINEZ (CBS/AP) — A Martinez couple has been arrested on suspicion of beating and stabbing a woman who tried to help them settle an argument.

Police in Martinez say Jacob and Jackie Lee Lerman surrendered to authorities on Monday and were held on suspicion of false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim’s father tells the Bay Area News Group ( that his 20-year-old daughter had tried to mediate in a dispute between the couple late Friday but they turned on her, held her captive in their home for several hours and attacked her before she managed to escape.

Police say the woman was treated at a hospital early Saturday morning for facial injuries and stab wounds.

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