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Petaluma man arrested over allegation of assaulting an elderly tenant

A Petaluma man was arrested on March 12 for allegedly hitting an elderly resident at the Vintage Chateau Senior Apartments, the Petaluma Patch reported.

The authorities found out about the alleged physical assault incident after a resident called the police about another tenant being beaten. 25-year-old Samuel John Hanavan, the victim’s cohabitant, was named as a suspect and was arrested in the Plaza North Shopping Center. He is now facing several charges, including elder abuse and domestic violence, and was booked in Sonoma County Jail with a bail of $200,000.

The victim, meanwhile, sustained serious physical injuries to the face and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Charges of domestic violence and abuse have the power to tarnish your professional and personal reputation, and may even cost you your freedom. As such, enlisting the help of an assertive criminal defense attorney would help you fortify your legal defense. If you have been charged with domestic violence in San Jose, consult with our legal team at the [firm-name], by calling [phone-number] to learn the many legal strategies that we may employ to protect your rights and your freedom.


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