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A San Luis Obispo city employee convicted of brutally knocking out a woman and repeatedly punching her companion in a bar will be allowed to serve his 60-day-sentence in a 'pay-to-stay' jail in Orange County. A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge Thursday granted Christopher Olcott a request to stay in an upgraded city-run jail. Olcott previously made a plea deal that resulted in felony charges being reduced to  misdemeanor battery with great bodily injury.

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UPDATE: September 9, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.

The charges against the San Luis Obispo man arrested Monday night on suspicion of torturing his girlfriend were elevated Wednesday to include attempted murder.

Investigators say 33-year-old Timothy Hayes committed overt acts of attempting to kill his victim based on the evidence collected.

The case is being turned over to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's office so the charges can officially be filed against Hayes.