Crime

Atascadero man arrested after allegedly beating up his girlfriend

Wayne Mitchell Masters, 52, of Atascadero was arrested Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, on suspicion of felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »
Wayne Mitchell Masters, 52, of Atascadero was arrested Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, on suspicion of felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »

An Atascadero man was arrested early Monday after he beat up his live-in girlfriend, according to Atascadero police.

Police arrested Wayne Masters, 52, shortly after 2 a.m. on the 5300 block of Traffic Way.

Police said they were sent to the scene and found Masters assaulting a woman, who had been struck with a hard object and was bleeding from a head wound.

Officers took the woman to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries, then released.

Masters was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.

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