The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office made three separate arrests of men suspected of crimes involving domestic violence in Columbia, Sonora and Jamestown on Christmas Day.
Just a half-hour after midnight on Christmas morning, deputies responded to the 22800 block of Four Wheel Drive in Columbia after a victim reported that a man was outside burning her clothes while children were in the home.
The victim claimed than the man had thrown a rock at her leg and poured oil and soda on her before grabbing a pile of her clothing, dousing it in oil and lighting it on fire.
Deputies arrived and found a pile of the charred clothes near the front of the home.
The deputies searched the area and found the man hiding under a thin blanket with a child on a nearby hillside, Sgt. Andrea Benson said.
Benson said that the temperature was in the 30s that night in Columbia.
At the home, deputies discovered live electrical wires, knives, garbage and debris scattered in the rooms, including the children’s room.
Anthony Jared Davis, 33, of Columbia, was booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of arson, child endangerment and misdemeanor battery charges.
Davis was additionally charged with a misdemeanor for violating a court order to protect domestic violence.
Davis was also found to have local warrants for failing to appear in court on providing false identification to a peace officer, hit and run with property damage and injury, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct alcohol, and spousal battery.
His total bail was set at $70,000.
That evening about 5 p.m., deputies responded to the 19800 block of Grace Way after a person called 911 and hung up.
At the scene, deputies learned that a man had pushed his wife against a wall before hitting her with an iPad, Benson said. The woman did not have visible injuries and declined medical attention at the scene.
The man was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of 0.25.
Norman Lloyd Tune, 48, of Sonora, was booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor charges battery and violating a court order to prevent domestic violence.
His bail was set at $7,500.
Later that night, at 8 p.m., ambulance personnel had already reached a home on the 18000 block of Mill Villa Road before the arrival of deputies on a call for a domestic disturbance.
The victim refused medical attention, but said that a man had prevented her from leaving a home by blocking the stairs and had later pushed her to the ground and choked her.
The victim sustained a swollen bump near her left eye, redness on her neck and complained of pain to her shoulder, Benson said.
Just after 10 p.m., Keith Joseph Albert Silva, 23, was arrested at the Twin Pines Mobile Home Park and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury and false imprisonment.
His bail was set at $35,000.
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