Press Releases
Tony Cipolla
(805) 781 4547
For Immediate Release

Type of Incident:
Attempted Murder, Felony Domestic Violence, False Imprisonment, Felony Threats
Date and Time of Incident:
5-7-13, Approximately 10:15 AM
Place of Occurrence:
600 Block of Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos
Victim Information:
Suspect Information:
Charles Haig Guenther, 36, Los Osos
Details of News Release:
On 5-7-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a call about a domestic violence incident that had taken place in Los Osos. The victim had driven herself to a local hospital with injuries to her hands, fingers and stomach that investigators believe were caused by a samurai sword. Investigators also believe the suspect threatened the victim with a handgun. Due to the nature of her injuries and information indicating that the suspect was armed, approximately 20 Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 600 block of Los Osos Valley Road where the suspect was located. As a safety precaution, Monarch Grove Elementary School was placed in lockdown. Portions of Los Osos Valley Road were also blocked off to traffic. Investigators surrounded the house. At approximately 2:45 PM the suspect came out of the house and was taken into custody without incident. The lockdown at the school ended at approximately 3:30 PM. The suspect was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his leg that investigators believe are the result of the victim defending herself. The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Charles Haig Guenther of Los Osos. Guenther is charged with attempted murder, felony domestic violence, false imprisonment and making felony threats. Due to his stay in the hospital, a booking photo is not available at this time.
Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 05/07/2013 5:06:49 PM
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