$1 million warrant issued for man accused of Grover Beach machete attack

Damaso Labra
Damaso Labra

A $1 million warrant has been issued by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court for the arrest of a Damaso Labra, who was involved in a fight on Saturday in Grover Beach, police said today. The 34-year-old man is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder.

Labra, who may also use the last name Brigido, is accused of attacking a man with a machete at the man’s home on South 13th Street about 9:30 p.m.

A $1 million arrest warrant means he’ll be held on $1 million bail once arrested.

Earlier in the day, Labra got into a fight with the man, police said. He then allegedly went to the man’s home and struck him in the head, shoulder and arm repeatedly with a machete.

The man’s cuts to his arms and legs — which required stitches —were treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, police said on Sunday.

Police are not releasing the man’s name at this time because of the ongoing investigation, said Detective Stephen Ball. The man and Labra did know each other, but Ball declined to elaborate on their acquaintance.

Labra’s brother, who also knows the man who was attacked, tried to stop him but was also injured, according to police.

Police said Labra left the area on Saturday night in a 1995 faded-red Buick Grand Sport two-door with tinted rear windows. Ball said police do not know whether he’s left the area or not.

Police said he should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call their local police department or Grover Beach police at 473-4511.

-- Cynthia Lambert