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Man flees stabbing scene on moped

A Grass Valley couple both ended up under arrest Thursday night after police responded to a domestic violence incident.

Officers were called to a residence on Joerschke Drive at about 6:20 p.m. for a report of domestic violence in which a suspect possibly had a knife, said Sgt. Jason Perry.

The man, identified as Joseph Pio, 39, fled the scene on a moped, Perry said. The pursuit of the moped, which Perry estimated had a top speed of about 40 mph, eventually ended less than 10 minutes later at a residence in the 10000 block of Banner Lava Cap Road.



Pio was found to have a stab wound to the stomach, Perry said. The woman, identified as Mariah Autumn Sullivan, 35, also had a knife wound, he said.

Pio was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, false imprisonment, damaging a telephone line, recklessly evading a peace officer and driving under the influence. He was being held in lieu of $27,316 bail.




Sullivan was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. She was booked and released on $25,000 bail.

– Liz Kellar


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