Crime

California Valley man arrested after alleged domestic violence incident

Charles Lee Boyd, 39, of California Valley was arrested Monday, May 23, 2011, on suspicion of terrorist threats and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence. Original story »
Charles Lee Boyd, 39, of California Valley was arrested Monday, May 23, 2011, on suspicion of terrorist threats and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence. Original story »

A California Valley man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly firing a 12-gauge shotgun in a reported domestic violence incident Sunday night.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies arrested Charles Lee Boyd, 39, after an overnight search.

Deputies were initially called to a home on Cresta Blanca Trail in California Valley just before 8 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report that a gun had been fired. The victim’s name or relationship to Boyd was not disclosed. Authorities could not confirm whether the home belonged to Boyd.

When deputies arrived, Boyd had fled the area in his pickup truck with at least two weapons, officials said.

Deputies found Boyd’s truck around 7 a.m. Monday where it apparently crashed at French Camp Vineyards, 3555 Camatta Creek Road in Shandon.

A search ensued with assistance from a CHP airplane, its K-9 unit and a four-wheel-drive vehicle from the state Department of Fish and Game.

Deputies arrested Boyd at 9 a.m. Monday.

Just after 10 a.m., authorities said Boyd was en route to County Jail to be booked on suspicion of domestic violence, terrorist threats and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence.

By Monday afternoon, authorities had dropped the domestic violence charge to pursue the charges of terrorist threats and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Both are felonies.

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