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December 16, 2013
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Rough and Ready woman busted again


A Rough and Ready woman who made national news after she reportedly bit her husband on the genitals during a post-rodeo fight was arrested again Saturday night.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Highgrader Road at 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a juvenile at the residence reported her parents were in a physical fight and possibly were drunk. The caller then reported that a 14-year-old girl was fighting with her mother.

Christina Marie Salinas, 37, and her husband reportedly had been engaged in mutual combat and both had significant injuries, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Martin. She allegedly sustained a sprained finger and he had a laceration above his eye.

The responding deputy “was unable to determine the primary aggressor,” Martin said.

Salinas was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, spousal abuse and committing a felony while on bail. She was booked into county jail and released on $25,750 bail.

A man was arrested on two outstanding warrants, and another person was turned over to the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Salinas had been arrested in May for reportedly assaulting her husband and her daughter because she was upset that her husband made her leave the Penn Valley Rodeo early.

Salinas, 37, reportedly had consumed about four large beers at the rodeo and began arguing with her husband after he made her leave when she wanted to stay and dance. She reportedly grabbed two kitchen knives and was waving them around.

Her husband was able to get out of the residence with four children, but Salinas reportedly followed them. She allegedly dropped the knives but began fighting with her husband and punched her daughter in the head several times.

At some point, Salinas allegedly bit her husband in the hand, drawing blood, as well as on the genitals. He declined medical treatment at the scene. Salinas was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment, spousal abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She has pleaded not guilty and is set to return to court on Jan. 8.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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