Man arrested in alleged attack on girlfriend |

Man arrested in alleged attack on girlfriend

A woman suffered numerous cuts and fractures Saturday morning when a man described as a boyfriend allegedly attacked her at a house in the 12000 block of Hidden Valley Road, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday.

“This was an argument between a girlfriend and boyfriend that turned violent,” Sgt. Frank Koehler of the Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. The 911 call for help came at 10:50 a.m.

“I’m not sure of the weapon,” Koehler said.

Renee Moore, 35, was in stable but guarded condition, a supervising nurse at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital said Sunday.

Her alleged assailant, Scott E. Thomas, 30, of Nevada City, was stopped as he fled the scene. He was arrested and booked at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of attempted murder, burglary and domestic violence, according to the Sheriff’s Office. His bail was set at $25,000.

The attack took place at a home owned by Albert Baronian. He hired Moore 10 months ago to be his driver because he no longer drives.

Moore stays at Baronian’s house two or three days a week, said Baronian, who was at an office on Maltman Drive when the attack took place. A neighbor alerted Baronian and came to pick him up, Baronian said.

Baronian, who does not know the suspect, could not say whether anything was stolen from his house.

“I haven’t looked around,” Baronian said. There is glass all over the place, he said. A sliding glass door, the front door and a screen door are broken, he said.

Baronian said he went to visit Moore at the hospital and that she was able to talk in a calm manner.

Koehler said an emergency protective order against Thomas has been issued.

“The investigation is still ongoing,” Koehler said.

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