The Atascadero Police assisted the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department in serving a warrant for the arrest of 48-year-old Eugene Lyle Dempsey Jr., at his residence in Atascadero for violation of the terms of his probation.
When officers first attempted to contact Dempsey he refused to come to the door and hid in a storage area he was able to access from his bedroom. He eventually surrendered to the officers without incident.
During the contact it was learned that Dempsey was also involved in a domestic violence incident involving his live-in girlfriend and had access to two firearms that were not legally registered.
Dempsey was charged with felony domestic violence, false imprisonment, being a felon in possession of firearms and for his warrant for violating the terms of his probation. He was later transported to San Luis Obispo County Jail where he was booked on the above charges.