Woman, 74, seriously beaten
October 25, 2011
A 74-year-old California Valley woman was allegedly beaten by her former boyfriend so severely Sunday that she had to be airlifted to a hospital, authorities said.
After receiving a 911 call, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a remote area in the 11000 block of Dixon Trail, and heard a woman calling for help.
Douglas Ray Flaata, 56, was arrested at the scene. Cal Fire requested a medical evacuation helicopter, and the seriously injured woman was flown to Twin Cities Community Hospital. She has not yet been identified.
Flaata is in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $500,000 bond. He’s been charged with attempted murder, domestic violence and terrorist threats.