Morro Bay police have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly holding his girlfriend captive and torturing her.
Andrew David Mattson was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, torture and false imprisonment.
His girlfriend reported to Morro Bay police that Mattson had held her captive and assaulted her in her house in the 2000 block of Ironwood Avenue. He reportedly got into an argument with his girlfriend Tuesday evening, which quickly escalated into physical violence, police say.
“Mattson allegedly restrained the victim, locked her in a closet at her home for several hours and threatened her life while assaulting her with a knife,” reported police in a news release. “The victim sustained moderate injuries from the repeated attacks for which she received medical attention.”
Mattson was on parole for nonviolent offenses at the time of the incident. Police arrested him Wednesday and booked him into County Jail.