As of Tuesday, June 28, 2016
GRANDVIEW A local man accused of breaking into a home and assaulting two people faces six criminal charges.
Paulo Ulises Contreras, 35, is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree malicious mischief and domestic violence-stalking.
He made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.
Judge Richard Bartheld set bail at $25,000; Contreras will be arraigned July 5.
Court documents say he broke into a home Friday on East Concord Avenue, searching for his estranged wife.
Contreras was denied entry to the home after ringing the door bell. He ran into the backyard, records show.
He used a water cooler and broom to break the back door and window, records show.
Upon entering, Contreras attacked a 60-year-old man living there, records show. The older man was struck in the face and kicked repeatedly.
The victim sought medical attention later, records show.
Police arrived and witnessed Contreras in an altercation with one of the home’s occupants, records show. He was yelling for his estranged wife when police intervened.
“He became non-compliant and was taken down to the floor,” records show.
Police learned Contreras’ estranged wife was hiding in the home. She has a no-contact order against him, which he violated prior to Friday’s incident, records show.