Charges expected "soon" against restaurant owner |

Charges expected "soon" against restaurant owner

The District Attorney’s Office is expected to file felony charges “soon” against David Gonsalves, 45, owner of The Five Mile House restaurant north of Nevada City, D.A. staff said this morning.

A 26-year-old woman who works at a business near the Five Mile House called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report Gonsalves poked his two dogs with the handle of a shovel.

Gonsalves then threatened to kill the woman with the shovel when she objected to his treatment of the dogs, said Nevada County Sheriff Lt. Frank Kohler.

When the woman objected, she said Gonsalves “raised the shovel over his head and charged in her direction,” Kohler said.

As he charged at the woman, Gonsalves said, “I’ll take out you and your family,” the woman told investigators.

Deputies arrested Gonsalves on suspicion of criminal threats, displaying a weapon in a threatening manner, simple assault and cruelty to animals. He bailed out of jail Tuesday later Tuesday, according to jail records.

The District Attorney is reviewing a report by the sheriff’s office and will file charges soon, D.A. staff said.


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail or call 477-4236.

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