Man with Hammer Arrested for Domestic Violence

Man with Hammer Arrested for Domestic Violence

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend and her family with a hammer on Tuesday. According to the sheriff’s office, they received several 911 calls regarding an incident on the 800 block of Highland Drive in Los Osos.

Investigators state around 9:13 p.m. a man who was identified as Chad Lindsey Harsch, Jr., 23, Los Osos was living at the residence and began arguing with his girlfriend who was also living at the same residence. It is unknown what the argument was about. Investigators also stated that the young woman’s parents, who also live at the residence, overheard Harsch making threats against them.

The parents, who were not identified, told investigators they became fearful for their lives, so the father retrieved his shotgun for protection. According to the sheriff’s office, both the suspect and victim were outside the home at this point. It was reported Harsch advanced toward the father, who fired one warning shot into the air.

Harsch then picked up a hammer and again advanced toward the father. At the same time, Harsch began to vandalize a car parked outside the house. When deputies arrived on the scene, they were able to de-escalate the situation. No one was injured.

Harsch was arrested and booked into SLO County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and for making criminal threats. His bail was set at $50,000.

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