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Goleta man arrested on suspicion of beating underage girlfriend

Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 20:38:47-04

A 21-year-old man from Goleta was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials say they received a report of a missing juvenile on Thursday, March 19, in Goleta. A couple of hours after taking the report, the juvenile reportedly returned home, suffering from serious injuries.

Sheriff's officials say the girl told deputies her boyfriend beat her and threatened her with a weapon.

The victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

Deputies identified the suspect as Gilberto Guajardo. He was arrested on Tuesday, March 31.

Guajardo was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of domestic violence with injury, terrorist threats, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to cause great bodily injury. His bail is set at $500,000.