Crime

Guadalupe man accused of domestic violence after Grover Beach car crash and chase

Grover Beach police said they arrested a Guadalupe man early Sunday after an alleged domestic violence incident that ended with a car crash and a chase before officers shot him with a Taser.

Rafael Guzman Jimenez, 37, was caught near Trouville Avenue and South 14th Street after 5:30 a.m., according to police.

He had run away after crashing his Chevrolet Tahoe into a tree on the north side of the Mentone Drainage Basin Park between 14th and 16th streets, police said.

Guzman Jimenez is accused of attacking his ex-wife and her boyfriend at a home along South 14th Street between Seabright Avenue and Trouville, police said.

He was still there as officers arrived at the home just after 5:20 a.m., having entered through a second-story sliding glass door while people inside were sleeping, according to police.

Guzman Jimenez’s ex-wife and her boyfriend suffered facial injuries when he attacked the pair, police said.

The fight continued into a hallway and down a flight of stairs until Guzman Jimenez’s ex-wife and her teenage son forced him out, according to police.

The Tribune has not been able to independently verify this account.

The ex-wife and her boyfriend were treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, police said. Guzman Jimenez was also treated at the hospital for injuries he suffered during the alleged attack, crashing the Tahoe and resisting arrest, police said.

Police said they booked him at County Jail on suspicion of burglary, domestic abuse, child abuse, injuring a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, violating a restraining order, driving drunk and with a suspended license.

He remained in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail as of Sunday afternoon, according to jail records.

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