A 25-year-old Atascadero man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the beating of a 20-year-old San Luis Obispo woman.
Derrick Moore allegedly attacked a woman who was found by police covered in blood at about 6:50 a.m. at an apartment in the 1000 block of Foothill Boulevard, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Moore confronted the woman at her front door as she was leaving her apartment, violently assaulting her with a stun gun (Taser) and forcing her to the ground, police said.
He repeatedly punched her in the face as he held her on the floor of the apartment; as the woman struggled she managed to use a small knife on her key chain to jab Moore’s right torso, causing him to flee, according to police.
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Authorities found Moore about 15 minutes later, hiding in the creek area behind Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, with multiple stab wounds to his upper right side and shoulder area.
The victim suffered moderate facial injuries and lacerations to her hands. She was treated and later released from the hospital.
“Moore was unknown to the victim, however, she had seen him in the apartment complex on two other recent occasions in the early morning hours,” San Luis Obispo Police said in a statement.
She called police on one of those occasions to report that a man was acting strangely, but when police arrived he was gone.
Moore remains guarded at a local hospital with his bail set at $500,000. He is listed in stable condition.