Woman raped and robbed at gun point in SLO hotel
March 15, 2013
A Santa Maria man allegedly raped and robbed a woman at gunpoint in a San Luis Obispo hotel early Thursday morning.
San Luis Obispo police arrested Gergory Erwin, 49, for rape and armed robbery after responding to a call from the San Luis Inn and Suites on Santa Rosa St. around 1:27 a.m. Thursday.
The female victim told police officers that she had agreed to meet Erwin at her hotel room sometime after midnight. When Erwin arrived, he sexually assaulted the victim, removed cash from her purse and fled in a white Ford Ranger pick-up truck. The victim told officers that Erwin pointed a handgun at her and threatened to kill her while assaulting her.
After Erwin left the hotel room, the victim followed him to the parking lot and took his license plate number, which she provided to police.
Police investigators then drove to Erwin’s Santa Maria residence, where they found him attempting to leave in his vehicle. Officers arrested Erwin and searched his house, where they discovered evidence of the crime.
Erwin is currently in San Luis Obispo County Jail for making a terrorist threat, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary charges, in addition to the charges of rape and armed robbery.
An investigation of the crime is ongoing. San Luis Obispo police investigators are contacting other law enforcement agencies to determine if Erwin has committed other sexual assaults in the area.