Articles Tagged With ‘domestic violence’




Developer Ryan Petetit pleads guilty to felony assault

By KAREN VELIE Developer Ryan Petetit plead guilty Tuesday to five felony counts regarding a domestic violence incident in 2015 that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital. [Cal Coast Times] Petetit plead guilty to assault with great bodily injury,... (Continue reading)

SLO man sentenced to 20 years for stalking and criminal threats

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for stalking a woman in person and on social media. [Cal Coast Times] During the summer and spring of 2016, Michael Sidney Smith, 50, followed a... (Continue reading)

ATV chase suspect was on the run after dragging girlfriend by hair

The ATV rider who led officers on a chase on Highway 101 Friday had been on the run for more than 48 hours after a CHP officer spotted him dragging his beaten girlfriend by the hair across a Northern California... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man stabs wife in the head on Valentine’s Day

A Santa Maria woman’s Valentine’s Day concluded with a trip to the hospital for multiple stab wounds and lacerations to her head, face and neck, according to the city’s police department. Mariano Elias Cordonas, 37, allegedly stabbed his wife repeatedly,... (Continue reading)

Alleged SLO torturer takes plea deal

A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly tortured and tried to kill his girlfriend reached a plea deal last week with prosecutors. Timothy Hayes, 36, is now expected to receive a nine-year prison sentence. [KSBY] In Sept. 2014, Hayes allegedly... (Continue reading)

Did Santa Maria police set a suspect’s house on fire?

The Santa Maria Police Department SWAT team put an end to a multi-hour standoff by firing chemical agents into a domestic violence suspect’s home. Shortly after the chemicals were deployed, the house caught on fire, according to the police department.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested after 11-hour standoff

After a Nipomo man allegedly beat his wife, he barricaded himself in his home during an 11-hour standoff with San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies. The suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife, remained closed up inside his house... (Continue reading)

Woman sues for $10M, claims developer beat her repeatedly

By KAREN VELIE At first, Michelle Jewsbury loved Ryan Petetit’s romantic gestures and, she said, the feel of his touch. Then he began choking her and slamming her against walls, according to a lawsuit filed in April. Jewsbury, after filing... (Continue reading)

Sex offender charged with molesting Nipomo girl

A known sex offender is accused of having molested a 12-year-old girl in Nipomo in 2013. The suspect, a 45-year-old Madera man, has been in the San Luis Obispo County Jail since last week. In March, SLO County detectives featured... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested for beating wife, stealing rifle

Arroyo Grande police arrested a felon Wednesday morning and charged him with six fresh felonies after he allegedly assaulted his wife. Cole Stacey, 32, attacked his wife after a verbal argument in front of their young children, according to an... (Continue reading)