Grover Beach man arrested after allegedly beating woman with shotgun

mfountain@thetribunenews.comMarch 7, 2014 

Johnny Luther Renfro, 65, of Grover Beach was arrested Friday, March 7, 2014, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, violent use of a firearm, false imprisonment and making criminal threats. Original story »

UPDATE 2 p.m.: According to Grover Beach Police Department Cmdr. John Peters, the victim of the alleged assault was treated for several fractured bones and has been released from Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

Original story: A Grover Beach man suspected of assaulting a woman with a shotgun is in custody after a brief standoff with law enforcement early Friday morning.

Johnny Luther Renfro, 65, of Grover Beach was arrested without incident after officers set up a perimeter around a trailer Renfro was in.

According to a Grover Beach Police Department news release, at about 4:14 a.m., officers received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a trailer on the 1100 block of West Grand Avenue. When emergency crews arrived, they allegedly found a 48-year-old female victim had been struck multiple times in the head and torso with the butt of a shotgun.

After the victim told officers that Renfro was still armed with the loaded shotgun and allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Grover Beach officers called in assistance from the Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande police departments as well as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, and a perimeter was set up around the trailer.

At approximately 5:57 a.m., Renfro exited the trailer and was arrested without incident on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, violent use of a firearm, false imprisonment and making criminal threats. He remained in custody where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The victim was taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital; her condition was not known late Friday morning.

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