SAN LUIS OBISPO — The SLOPD received a call on Tuesday night concerning an assault in progress on the 900 block of Monterey.
Responding officers discovered an 82-year-old woman who had been attacked and was being helped by neighbors.
In addition, other neighbors were detaining 56-year-old Thomas Terrell, her alleged attacker.
Investigation revealed that the woman heard a noise outside of her door and, when she went to check, was pushed back by Terrell and punched repeatedly.
It was then that the neighbors came to her aid. She suffered lacerations and a concussion.
Terrell was charged with first degree burglary, elder abuse, and threats to commit a crime of violence.