PRPD: Fight between father and son leads to arrest for assault with a deadly weapon


PASO ROBLES – A Paso Robles man was arrested after reportedly hitting and attacking his father with a lamp on Sunday, the Paso Robles Police Department reported.

Paso Robles Police Department officers responded to a 911 call in the 600 block of Moss Avenue on Sunday, July 29, for a reported physical fight between two males. Officers were unable to find any signs of a disturbance and there was no answer at the door.

Within minutes of the original call, officers were dispatched to a local church where the victim, a 63-year-old man had fled to.  

Officers learned that Matthew Malloy, 38, attacked his father after he was unable to locate his mother in the residence. Malloy struck and kicked the victim several times before picking up a lamp and striking the victim in the head.

The victim sustained multiple injuries to his face and torso before he was able to escape Malloy. EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to Twin Cities Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Malloy’s mother was at the church where Malloy’s father had fled to reported Paso Robles Police.

As a result of the investigation, Malloy was placed under arrest and transported to county jail where he was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, and for two warrants. Bail was set at $65,000.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

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