Press Releases

Thursday 11/08/2012 1:46 PM - Attempted Murder Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Attempted Murder Update
Date and Time of Incident: 11-7-12 Approximately 6:10 PM
Place of Occurrence: Sheriff's North Patrol Station, 356 N. Main Street, Templeton
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Billy Benjamin Hernandez, 40, Atascadero
Details of News Release: On 11-7-12, attempted murder suspect Billy Benjamin Hernandez turned himself in at the Sheriff's North Patrol Station in Templeton. Hernandez had been on the run since 11-1-12 after witnesses say he attacked a man at a home in the 3200 block of Eagle Point Lane in Heritage Ranch. Witnesses say Hernandez stabbed the victim multiple times and then fled the scene. Hernandez was arrested for attempted murder and is now in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The case has now been turned over to the District Attorney's office for review and the filing of charges. There are no outstanding subjects related to this incident. Booking photo release authorized.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 11/08/2012 1:47 PM