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Domestic Violence Leads to Arrest

A husband and wife argument escalated to a heated physical confrontation at a Grass Valley residence that led to an eventual arrest on Wednesday. A female victim was being treated at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained during the confrontation.
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According to Grass Valley Police Sgt. Steve Johnson, the victim and husband had one argument that ended when he pushed her to the floor and then left the house for a while. However, when he came back the couple continued to argue.
Click here to listen to Sgt Steve Johnson

The victim was able to get to a home alarm panel and hit the panic button and the alarm company called the police. The suspect, 65 year old Charles Slavonic, fled the house and could not be located. However he did return to the residence around 11:00 AM. Officers had been watching the residence and took Slovanic into custody for domestic violence as well as damaging communications lines to keep the victim from calling police.

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