Crime

Man arrested in hammer beating in rural Paso Robles, authorities say

Roger Glenn West, 38, was arrested Tuesday, July 24, 2012, on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly beating another man with a hammer. Original story »
Roger Glenn West, 38, was arrested Tuesday, July 24, 2012, on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly beating another man with a hammer. Original story »

A 38-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in rural Paso Robles on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly beating another man with a hammer.

In a news release, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said Roger Glenn West got into a fight with the victim over money. Deputies responded at 5 p.m. to 5585 Aluffo Road in the Running Deer Ranch Area near Nacimiento Lake to a 911 call of a man being attacked.

West is accused of hitting the victim multiple times with a hammer. The victim was critically injured and was airlifted to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.

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