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Grass Valley man accused of driving over woman’s belongings faces charges

A Grass Valley man accused of running over a woman's belongings in his vehicle, damaging a couch and hitting her before leaving, remained in jail Monday under $30,000 in bond, authorities said.

Patrick Clarke Michael, 33, faces two felony charges — assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism — and a misdemeanor accusation of battery, reports state.

The charges stem from a dispute that escalated around 3 p.m. Sunday at a storage facility on Cattle Drive in Penn Valley, Nevada County Sheriff's Lt. Sam Brown said.

The dispute between Michael and a woman grew physical, he added.

"It was alleged that the female slapped Patrick," Brown said.

The woman claimed that Michael got in his vehicle, drove over her items and struck her, the lieutenant added.

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Brown said it's unclear how the woman was struck. He's waiting for a witness to email him a video of the incident.

"The case is still under investigation," Brown added.

Sunday's arrest is the second time this year Michael has faced assault accusations, reports state.

Authorities accused Michael in January of firing a shotgun into his own home. Records state that in June charges of assault with a firearm, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and child cruelty were dismissed.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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