Hotel altercation leads to man’s arrest |

Hotel altercation leads to man’s arrest


A Placerville man is in custody after allegedly punching a woman in the face and striking two more people.

Garrett Straight, 22, was arrested early Monday morning in a room at the Mont Bleu.

The victim said Straight was sleeping when she, her brother and aunt arrived in the room at around 1:40 a.m.

Straight woke up and said he was mad the trio left the room and then he punched her in the right eye.

According to the sheriff’s report, Straight then sat on her and continued punching her in the face, while the other two tried to pull him off.

Everyone had been drinking. A warrant check allegedly revealed that Straight was wanted out of Mendocino County, Calif.

Straight was handcuffed and sat on the end of the bed while deputies continued their investigation.

According to the report, he then stood up and started kicking and spitting on deputies. Straight allegedly struggled with deputies the whole way down to the patrol car and then to jail.

That was the second felony domestic battery reported in 24 hours at the Mont Bleu.

A Sacramento man and his girlfriend were in line at Mont Bleu’s Opal nightclub when he allegedly grabbed her by the throat, picking her up and pushing her against a wall.

While the girlfriend said she didn’t feel threatened, video of the incident allegedly showed her trying to defend herself.

Tyus M. Fife, 21, was taken into custody on a felony domestic battery charge.

A 58-year-old Carson City woman is facing charges of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Sandra Dee Tieffer appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday in connection with the alleged sale of 7.4 grams of the drug.

She was taken into custody March 14. On Monday her bail was reduced to $100 cash or $1,000 bond. Attorney Matthew Ence has been appointed to defend her.

A San Rafael, Calif., man was taken into custody Friday morning on a variety of felonies related to identity theft.

Joshua A. Martin, 27, was arrested at Dotty’s Casino after he was spotted allegedly taking out a player’s club card at Mont Bleu earlier that morning.

A Gardnerville woman appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday facing charges of burglary and failing to register as an ex-felon.

Shannon Marie Burns, 42, was released on her own recognizance and ordered to return to Justice Court on April 3. Attorney Kris Brown was appointed to represent her.

Burns was convicted in 2005 of fraudulent use of a credit card and using forged checks. She was arrested after a traffic stop on Jan. 29. The burglary charge stems from a Feb. 1 arrest for shoplifting.