Attempted murder suspect met victim online
September 11, 2014
A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old woman he met on a social media site, is now also charged with attempted murder.
After meeting online, Timothy Hayes, 33, and his victim dated for two days before he allegedly bound her with tape and then assaulted her with a knife, scissors, a pool que, and burned her with kitchen utensils Monday evening.
After two hours of allegedly being tortured, the victim was able to loosen her bindings and escape from Hayes’ home on 500 block of Jeffrey Drive. She then drove her car to the Chevron Station at 151 Santa Rosa and hid until police arrived.
Police said, based on Hayes behavior, that he was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the attack. Workers at a nearby home told police they had noticed Hayes meandering naked in his yard several times during the day.
Officers booked Hayes into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of torture, criminal threats, kidnapping, mayhem, domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon. His bail is set at $1 million.
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