Crime

August 25, 2014

Sonora man arrested on charge of assault with coffee mug

A fight over dirty dishes left one man in the hospital and one under arrest on an assault charge in Sonora. The weapon, according to police: a coffee mug.

A fight over dirty dishes left one man in the hospital and one under arrest on an assault charge. The weapon, according to police: a coffee mug.

According to Sonora police, officers were called to Sonora Regional Medical Center at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. They found an 18-year-old man at the hospital with injuries to his neck. The victim told police he and his roommate, Daniel Slawinsky, 27, of Sonora had been arguing because the victim didn’t wash the dishes. Slawinsky threw a porcelain coffee mug, which hit the victim and broke, according to the victim.

“Slawinsky then picked up a second coffee mug and charged the victim and struck the victim again, causing the victim to fall to the floor,” police said in a news release.

A third roommate tried to help the victim, but the injuries were too severe. The victim suffered two deep lacerations to his neck – one an inch and a half long and one an inch long, police said.

Police contacted Slawinsky at his residence in the 300 block of Fairview Lane. He admitted to the argument over doing the dishes and said he threw the coffee mug at the victim, police said.

Slawinsky was taken into custody without incident and booked into Tuolumne County Jail on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

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