Arroyo Grande – Cole Martin Stacy, a 32-year-old husband and the father of young children, either has a short fuse or a very low tolerance for marital disagreement, as evidenced by his July 28th arrest on six felony charges ranging from spousal abuse to possession of stolen property.
It was just after 7:00 a.m. on the 28th when Arroyo Grande Police officers responded to the Stacy residence pursuant to a 911 Emergency call reporting violent goings-on in the home. According to Arroyo Grande Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Kevin McBride, when officers arrived on the scene they discovered Stacy sitting inside a car parked in the home’s driveway. When Stacy saw the approaching uniforms, “he quickly walked behind the residence,” McBride reported to the media.
The reporting witness, none other than Stacy’s wife, had apparently “suffered unspecified minor injuries in the incident, but declined medical treatment.” Minor as those injuries may have been, according to Stacy’s wife, they had been inflicted during an assault by her husband which occurred in the middle of a “verbal argument in front of their young children,” and which provided officers with probable cause to search the residence for any evidence of a crime.
That inspection of the residence led officers to the discovery of a loaded firearm and another stolen rifle, both items prohibited by the terms of Stacy’s parole pursuant to prior felony convictions.
Stacy was taken into custody and transported to San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he was formally booked on charges of spousal abuse, child endangerment, possession of a loaded firearm in public, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition and possessing stolen property, with his bail set at $100,000.
Photo: Courtesy San Luis Obispo County Jail Booking