A man on parole remains at large after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Thursday night in the 800 block of El Centro Avenue, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at 11:40 p.m.
The 27-year-old man, whose name was not released Friday, is suspected of holding a knife and forcing the woman outside, where he sprayed her down with a water hose, Undersheriff Brian Banducci said. He then allegedly kicked her, punched her with a closed fist and held the knife to her side, he said. The suspect also allegedly hit her with an object she could not identify. The woman was able to run away and call 911 from a neighbor’s house, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is believed to have taken off toward Big Ranch Road north of Napa, cutting off a parole GPS bracelet along the way, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He had not been found as of Friday evening.
The woman suffered injuries on her face, head, neck and hand, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She was treated and released from Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter and a K-9 unit were among the law enforcement that searched for the suspect, who is about 5 feet 10 and weighs about 180 pounds, according to the Sheriff’s Office.