Three Good Samaritans Save Assault Victim

Three Good Samaritans Save Assault Victim

Mugshot of Kenneth Eugene Groves

The San Luis Sheriff’s Office has a man in custody for allegedly assaulting a female victim.

According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call last Wednesday around 3 p.m. regarding an assault that just occurred at a home in the 1300 block of 23rd Street in Oceano.

A woman who lives at the residence told deputies she had just returned to her home after going for a walk with her two-year-old son. She said they had entered through the backyard gate and that she saw a man in her yard. The man attacked her by grabbing her by the throat and threatening to kill her.

The woman was able to scream for help before the man struck her with his fist and forced her to the ground. Fortunately, three men were passing by in a vehicle and heard her screams for help.

They jumped the fence into the backyard and discovered a man holding a knife to the woman’s throat.

The three men fought with the suspect and were able to restrain him until sheriff’s deputies arrived. The suspect is identified as Kenneth Eugene Groves of Oceano.

Groves was transported and booked into SLO County Jail for numerous charges including assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats with intent to terrorize, assault with great bodily injury and burglary.

Three Good Samaritans Save Assault Victim was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by admin
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