Morro Bay man arrested for allegedly torturing girlfriend
August 5, 2011
Police arrested a Morro Bay man suspected of locking his girlfriend in a closet and repeatedly assaulting her with a knife. [Tribune]
Andrew David Mattson, 27, and his girlfriend allegedly engaged in an argument on Tuesday night that quickly escalated into physical violence. Mattson is suspected of holding the victim captive at her home on the 2000 block of Ironwood Avenue.
“Mattson allegedly restrained the victim, locked her in a closet at her home for several hours and threatened her life while assaulting her with a knife,” police said in a news release. “The victim sustained moderate injuries from the repeated attacks for which she received medical attention.”
Police arrested Mattson Wednesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, torture and false imprisonment. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail.