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December 17, 2012
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Domestic violence charges lead to arrest

A Grass Valley man remains in custody in county jail after allegedly hitting his partner and tying her up so she couldn’t leave their residence.

The woman, who was not identified, sought treatment at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Dec. 8 for the alleged assault, said Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks.

She told officers that Brandon Thomas Roberts, 28, hit her repeatedly with his closed fists the night before. Roberts also allegedly tied her up to prevent her from leaving, but she was able to get free that morning.

A be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued, and Roberts was located at a fast-food restaurant on Nevada City Highway at about 2 p.m. Saturday.

According to Marks, a search of a duffel bag belonging to Roberts uncovered approximately 165 grams of marijuana, a trace amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Roberts was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, battery and false imprisonment, as well as possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, concentrated cannabis and marijuana. He was being held in lieu of $27,000 bail.

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The Union Updated Dec 17, 2012 06:01PM Published Dec 23, 2012 09:48PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.