Grass Valley bar brawl ends in jail time |

Grass Valley bar brawl ends in jail time

A fight at a downtown Grass Valley bar Saturday night left a man with a possibly fractured face and another in jail for allegedly punching him.

Michael Androyna, 23, of Concord, remained in custody at the Nevada County jail late Sunday on a bail of $15,000. He was booked on suspicion of battery, resisting officers and a parole violation, authorities said.

Androyna’s girlfriend, Alexia Armodia, 27, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of resisting officers and released on a $750 bail.

Grass Valley police officers responded to a call about a fight at Gary’s Place at 158 Mill St. about 10:30 p.m., and found a crowd in the street, according to Grass Valley police Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

“Androyna was flailing his arms at the crowd and his shirt was ripped,” Matteoni said. When officers asked him and his girlfriend to sit down, the pair began to walk away and Androyna began to run as police called out for him to stop.

“The officers caught him after a few blocks,” Matteoni said. When they returned to the scene of the brawl, they found Armodia trying to call a cab and arrested her.

Officers then learned that Androyna had allegedly assaulted two men in the bar prior to the street scene and chase, Matteoni said.

Brian Schmidt, 37, of Oakley received “extensive injuries” to the face with possible fractures and a cut under his eye, Matteoni said. He refused medical treatment at the scene.

Androyna also allegedly struck Shannon Stewart, 39, of Grass Valley, in the face, but did not injure him, Matteoni said.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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