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LINDA, CA - Two brothers were beaten with a large tree branch on Thursday while trying to collect marijuana plants they claimed were theirs, according to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department.

A report in the Appeal Democratrevealed Ronald Davis, 46, of Marysville, and Brian Davis, 45, of Yuba City, drove a U-Haul truck to thehome of Cole L. Younger on the 5800 block of Rupert Ave. some time before 6 p.m. to reclaim their plants.

Lieutenant Damon Gill of the Yuba County Sheriff's Dept. told the Appeal Democrat that when the brothers arrived at Younger's Linda property, a largefight broke out, withseveral unidentified people joining in the brawl.

At some point during the fight,Younger was pepper sprayed and the Davis brothers were both hit in the head with a tree branch. Both Davis brothers sustainedhead wounds, but the extent of their injuries was not disclosed, Gil said.

The 49-year-old Younger was arrested and booked into the Yuba County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He posted a $30,000 bail bond and was released a short time later.

The additional people who joined in the brawl fled before deputies arrived and were not caught, said Sheriff Steve.