The man wanted in connection with the assault of Mary Grace Tassone at St. Patricks Curch last Sunday has been taken into custody. At approximately 8:30PM last evening a citizen called law enforcement to report that she was looking at the Honda Accord being sought in connection with the attack parked in the K-Mart parking lot located on McKnight Way in Grass Valley. She even confirmed the license plate number by checking it with a post on Facebook.
Grass Valley Police Lt. Alex Gammelgard says the suspect, 50 year old Alan Kierkegaard was taken into custody. and the vehicle was towed.
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An arrest warrant had been issued Monday for 50 year old Allan Kierkegaard, . for attempted murder and carjacking in connection with the attack of 78-year-old Mary Grace Tassone, a volunteer at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 235 Chapel St. Tassone was found near the side of the church, which she opens for services and prepares for masses, at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. She sustained head trauma in the attack and was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she underwent surgery.
Mary Grace Tassone remains in critical condition at Sutter Roseville Hospital. Lt Gammelgard says this case has been very emotional for the entire community.