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Deputies identify man who reportedly beat grandmother with broom in Cambria

Posted at 2:23 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 17:23:06-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office identified the man who reportedly beat his grandmother with a broom in Cambria Tuesday morning.

Tony Cipolla, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office, confirmed James Scott Rimbach, 46, was the person arrested for allegedly attacking his grandmother with a broom

The incident happened on Bridge Street Monday afternoon when deputies responded to a report of a man who harmed his relative.

The situation turned into a standoff when he refused to leave the house. 

Rimbach was arrested for battery causing serious bodily injury, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. 

We are working to receive his mugshot and bail information. This will be updated.