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Cowlitz Sheriff arrests armed man who pistol whipped girlfriend.
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Monday May 16, 2016 - 3:22 PM
owlitz County: Last night about 3am Erin Cochran, 32yrs of Vancouver, called Cowlitz 911 and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Brent Luyster, 36yrs, of Longview, had pistol whipped her and that she was bleeding from the head and did not know where she was. 911 dispatchers were able to use GPS to locate her locations near Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Driver (Longview). She was bleeding from the head and was taken to the hospital for treatment of her head injuries. (We do not know the status of her medical condition or the extent of her injuries, they are not believed to be life threatening).

Cochran said she was asleep on the couch at Luysters house when she awoke to Luyster hitting her in the head and face with a pistol and to being grabbed by the hair and drug down a hall. She had no idea what caused Luyster to assault her.

Luyster and Cochran have a child in common but do not live together at Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Longview, Wa. Cochran lives at an undisclosed address in Vancouver.

When Deputies approached Lusters house, gun fire come from the woods near the house. The deputies believe Luyster was shooting at them, the deputies were not injured. Deputies eventually talked Luyster to surrendering. They found a .223 semiautomatic rife, a 12ga shotgun, and a 40 caliber Glock pistol in the woods where Luyster had been shooting. They booked him (no bail)in to the Cowlitz County jail for:

Assault 2nd degree (Felony) Unlawful Possession of firearms 9 counts (Felony) Reckless Endangerment (Felony)

Questions about Lusters appearance in court are referred to the Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Questions about Cochran's injuries/or medical status are referred to St John Hospital.