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Man Arrested In Grass Valley For Knife Threat

A scary situation for a grocery store shopper in Grass Valley late Sunday night. Police Sergeant Clint Bates says the male shopper was in the Save Mart parking lot when he ended up getting into a confrontation with 37-year-old Jesse Frankeā€¦

click to listen to Sgt Bates

Bates says Franke pulled out a knife and chased the victim, swinging the knife at him several times. The victim was not injured and Franke soon after left. But a short time later, Franke was also reported to be in a fight with a man on the Brunswick Road overpassā€¦

click to listen to Sgt Bates

Franke, considered a transient who moved here from Florida recently, was arrested on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a weapon. Bates says Grass Valley Police have also arrested Franke on at least one other occasion in the last month. Meanwhile, the man involved in the fight with Franke was also arrested on an oustanding local warrant.

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