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May 1, 2014
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Dispute over vehicle lands man in Nevada County jail

A Grass Valley man ended up in county jail after reportedly getting into a fight over a vehicle.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 14000 block of West Mandolin Way at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday after a woman reported seeing a teen hit another man with a baseball bat during a fight.

The teen also had pepper-sprayed the man, who was lying in the driveway, according to dispatch reports. The teen could be heard in the background of the call, saying, “Sorry, I had to hit him, he wouldn’t go down.”

The man, identified as Adam Joseph York, 28, was negotiating to sell his vehicle to the teen, said Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.

The teen reportedly decided to back out of the transaction and the conversation on the phone “turned weird,” Pettitt said.

York then reportedly drove to the teen’s residence and the boy went out to confront him, with the situation escalating into a physical fight.

The teen pepper-sprayed York, but it didn’t have the desired effect, Pettitt said. The teen then reportedly grabbed a baseball bat and hit York in the leg.

The responding deputy reportedly smelled alcohol on York’s breath and took him into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. York repeatedly resisted arrest at the hospital after he was taken there to be medically cleared. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of DUI, child endangerment, vandalism, resisting arrest and making a criminal threat. He was being held in lieu of $12,698 bail.

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The Union Updated May 1, 2014 02:20PM Published May 1, 2014 12:46AM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.