William Joseph Bouley

William Joseph Bouley, booking photo (Image: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A 61-year-old man was booked into jail Wednesday morning after deputies say he had severely beaten his girlfriend during an argument.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home, located in the 68300 block of E. Twinberry Loop, shortly after 12 a.m. It was reported that William Joseph Bouley had beaten his girlfriend with a piece of wood.

According to the sheriff's office, initial reports suggests that Bouley believed the victim was dead and he was threatening to kill himself.

Deputies responded to the scene and contacted Bouley by phone. Bouley complied when instructed to walk outside and was taken into custody.

Deputies located the victim on a couch inside the home. The sheriff's office said the victim sustained a severe head wound and was conscious, but disoriented.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Bouley was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on a charge of attempted murder. He is being held without bail.

FOX 12 learned that Bouley was arraigned in court on Wednesday. He is due back in court on Jan. 16.

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