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Auburn Man Arrested for Pushing Wife Down Stairs

An Auburn man remains in custody for allegedly pushing his wife down a flight of stairs and chasing her with a knife Tuesday. Auburn police department received a 911 phone call from the 1500 block of Mary Jane Court, Tuesday at 4am The caller stated there was an in progress domestic violence situation occurring at the residence.  The caller called 911 a second time to report the suspect was allegedly chasing the victim with a knife.  The responding officers completed the initial investigation and learned the suspect was 29 year old William Bryan Jr. Bryan and the victim have been married for approximately 6 months.  Bryan and the victim got into an argument, which escalated to the point where Bryan allegedly pushed the victim down a set of stairs.  Bryan then went outside and allegedly vandalized the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway.  Bryan also cut power to the residence by way of the breaker box.  Once the power was off, Bryan kicked open the front door, which was locked, and entered the residence.  Once back inside the residence, Bryan grabbed a knife and chased the victim from the residence and continued to chase her outside.  The victim managed to run away from Bryan and hid behind a piece of outdoor   furniture.  Auburn Police SGT. Michael Garlock says officers later located the vehicle Bryan was driving parked at a residence near the area of Park Dr and Galena Dr in Auburn.

“He had left prior to the officers’ arrival and then our detective, later in the morning, went and found him and arrested him.”

Officers located Bryan hiding in the residence and placed him under arrest.  Bryan was booked into the Placer County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, as well as for a parole hold.


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