Los Osos man attacks wife with Samurai sword
May 8, 2013
Investigators also believe that Charles Haig Guenther, 36, threatened his wife with a handgun, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Hunter’s wife drove herself to a local hospital following the attack.
Around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office received a call about the domestic violence incident. Approximately 20 deputies responded to the 600 block of Los Osos Valley Road and surrounded the couple’s house with the suspect inside, believed to be armed.
Guenther did not surrender until around 2:45 p.m., when he came out of the house and deputies took him into custody.
A lock-down placed on nearby Monarch Grove Elementary School lasted until 3:30 p.m. Deputies also blocked off traffic in the area.
Guenther had injuries to his leg that investigators believe occurred as a result of the victim defending herself. Deputies took Guenther to a local hospital and charged him with attempted murder, felony domestic violence, false imprisonment and making felony threats.
Guenther is currently in San Luis Obispo County jail on $750,000 bail.