Atascadero couple arrested for attempted murder
February 6, 2010
An Atascadero couple face charges of attempted murder, following a fight Friday night at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach.
Michael Darrien Simmons, 43, and Janet Ella Simmons, 50, were both arrested by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, after Michael Simmons allegedly slashed an unidentified male in the neck with a boxcutter. The two men had been arguing in the popular nightspot. The victim was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with what police describe as a “serious neck wound” and received multiple stitches.
Both husband and wife were booked into county jail, with bond set at $500,000 each. Michael Simmons is charged with attempted murder. Janet Simmons is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy, and being drunk in public.