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Vista Man Jailed for Attempted Murder after Spraying Girlfriend with Lighter Fluid

Vista CA— On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to a radio call in the 1000 block of Brewley Lane in Vista. The caller stated a male was threatening to kill his family and had sprayed his girlfriend with lighter fluid. Deputies arrived and encountered the suspect, 50-year-old David Luse, in the garage with his girlfriend. Luse was uncooperative and not obeying the Deputies’ commands.

Due to Luse’s proximity to his girlfriend, his threats to kill her, and his refusal to obey commands, Luse was struck with less-lethal projectiles and was taken into custody.

Luse sustained a minor injury and was transported to the hospital.  He was then booked into the Vista Detention Facility for 664/187 PC – Attempted Murder, 451(d) PC – Arson, 368(b)(1) PC – Elder Abuse, and 422 PC – Criminal Threats.