SLO assailant reoffends shortly after release
November 15, 2014
Shortly after an Arizona man was arrested for battery and concealing a dagger, the suspect allegedly harassed patrons of another store in San Luis Obispo.
At 11:30 a.m., Justin Edmond Pard, 20, entered a downtown San Luis Obispo store Thursday morning, conversed for a few minutes with a female employee and then punched her in the face, surveillance footage shows. Officers arrested Pard and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail where he was held for about four hours before being released.
At the time of his release, sheriff deputies had not yet watched a security video of the assault or researched Pard’s criminal history which includes being on probation in Arizona.
At about 9:30 p.m., an employee at Black Horse Espresso on Foothill Boulevard reported Pard lingering inside the shop, acting strange and making customers feel uncomfortable. Police later found Pard trespassing at a nearby church and arrested him for trespassing and disorderly conduct.
This time, Pard will be held in jail pending a mental health evaluation.