The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find Charles Thomas Kelley IV suspected of attacking his ex-girlfriend, leaving her with serious injuries that required hospitalization.
The alleged attack happened Wednesday morning at a home on the 1600 block of Tahiti Avenue in the city of Laguna Beach.
Police say Charles Kelley IV attacked his ex-girlfriend inside her home hours after he broke in and burglarized it. The unidentified victim suffered “significant” injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Kelley fled the scene before police arrived and he remains outstanding. Police say he’s wanted for attempted murder and is considered violent and dangerous.
Laguna Beach Police Department Press Release Re: Charles Thomas Kelley IV
LAGUNA BEACH, CA – On the morning of April 19, 2023, Laguna Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Tahiti Avenue, in reference to a domestic violence incident. Due to the proximity of the incident to area schools, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School were placed on alert though no threat to student or staff safety was present.
LBPD officers arrived on scene and contacted an adult female who sustained significant injuries. Laguna Beach Fire Department Paramedics also responded and treated the victim for her injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Preliminary investigation has determined a residential burglary was committed the previous evening by the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Charles Kelley. Hours later, Kelley attacked the female. He fled the scene prior to police arriving.
The suspect, Charles Thomas Kelley IV, is described as an adult Caucasian male with brown hair, blue eyes, standing 6’01” tall, and weighing 200 lbs. Kelley was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, grey t-shirt, and black pants.
If you encounter Kelley or know of his whereabouts, contact 9-1-1 or the Laguna Beach Police Department at 949-497-0701.
Anyone with additional information regarding Kelley is urged to contact Detective M. Lee with the Major Crimes and Intelligence Unit at 949-497-0371 or [email protected].