Three Hesperia men were arrested Monday morning after they allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly assaulted an acquaintance.

Robby Guy Wagner, 43, Michael Chappelle, 19, and Randal Senn, 19, allegedly went to the victim's resident on the 15000 block of Orange Street in order to settle a dispute.

A fight ensued and the victim, an 18-year-old male, was then reportedly forced into a vehicle and driven to a dirt road in the vicinity of Rock Springs Road, with a knife held at the victim's throat to keep him compliant. Witnesses were seen in the area, and the group drove off.

The group finally ended up in a vacant field near a local elementary school. The victim then reportedly attempted to escape, only to be caught by the trio, who continued to beat him, finally choking him until he passed out and was left unconscious.

When the victim awoke, he walked to a nearby house in the area of Choiceana Avenue and Willow Street and asked a resident to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene. The victim was treated at Desert Valley Hospital and released.

Chappelle, Senn and Wagner were arrested and booked into Victor Valley Jail.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.