Atascadero stabbing suspect linked to sexual assault of Cal Poly student

May 10, 2018

Tyrone Anderson

A 39-year-old man whom Atascadero police arrested on Monday for stabbing one person and kidnapping another is connected by DNA evidence to a sexual assault of a Cal Poly student last year. [Cal Coast Times]

On the night of Dec. 4, Tyrone Anderson entered the apartment of a 20-year-old woman in the 1200 block of Foothill Boulevard, according to police. The Cal Poly student was home alone and had just stepped out of the shower, when Anderson confronted her.

Anderson bound the victim and forced her into a bedroom inside her apartment. He fled while the victim was attempting to find her cell phone and call 911, according to police.

San Luis Obispo police say detectives had been trying to locate Anderson since recently receiving a DNA match on him from an item left behind at the apartment of the victimized Cal Poly student.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Atascadero officers responded to a physical altercation near the intersection of Atascadero Avenue and San Gabriel Road. Officers found a stabbing victim and learned that the suspect had fled the scene after kidnapping another person.

Following a lengthy foot pursuit, officers arrested Anderson. Both the stabbing and kidnapping victims survived with non-life threatening injuries.

Following Anderson’s arrest on Monday, San Luis Obispo detectives obtained a search warrant for his home. They then conducted a search and found several items of evidence believed to tie Anderson to the December sexual assault.

San Luis Obispo officers arrested Anderson on charges of assault with attempt to commit rape, false imprisonment, kidnapping and burglary. Anderson remains booked in SLO County Jail with his bail now set at $1.1 million.



SLOChildrenAtPlay is obviously racist. This is the mentality that allowed the system to be so corrupt for so long. See it people? This is why so many people (especially black men) are in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! It’s in our constitution! Racist people show their ignorance when they speak (or post) so go ahead keep allowing the public that, yes Americans are still this f*****g dumb!


I agree wholeheartedly “tdawnw.” I believe Mr. Anderson is a victim of the white elitism in San Luis Obispo, and was further provoked and angered by the blackface scandal. I wish people could see that his negative actions were the fault of society, and he has no responsibility for the choices he has made. That’s why I suggested that Cal Poly embrace him by giving him a paid state position as an official community diversity spokesperson. Not entirely sure how you took all of that, and processed it as me being racist. Perhaps you are not better than the racists, and just slap labels on people before you hear them out.


SLOChildrenAtPlay is obviously racist


I think they should set him free. Obviously Mr. Anderson was upset by the Cal Poly black face incident that happened last month, and is merely acting out. I think Cal Poly should make Mr. Anderson an official liaison between the local black community and the university. Furthermore, hire him as a spokesperson (with a state salary and pension of course) to travel to other universities in the state to speak on racial inequality, oppression, and how black feel the need to resist (as he did) in the face of such oppression.


Stike one, two and three in one fell swoop.