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Man Arrested After His Ex-Girlfriend Attacked

Wed., Aug. 2, 1995, midnight

A 28-year-old Spokane man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend with a stun-gun over the weekend is in jail.

Police booked Gregor Hargreaves into the Spokane County Jail for domestic violence assault, reckless endangerment and first-degree burglary. He also faces additional charges of violating a no-contact order.

Hargreaves, who gave an address of 4816 S. Helena, is being held with bail set at $250,000.

Police said Hargreaves broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 2000 block of East Mission shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. When the woman got home she found him in her bedroom, where he tackled her.

Hargreaves blasted the woman with the stun-gun several times on her back and face, police said. She clawed his face and bit his finger, which gave her time to break free.

The woman told police she talked for nearly an hour with Hargreaves, who refused to let her leave. At 6:45 p.m., she managed to sneak a call to 911, but hung up when Hargreaves caught her, police said.

A 911 operator called back, but was unable to get any information from the woman, who twice said there was nothing wrong. Then the line was disconnected.

The operator sent police to the scene, but tagged it a “priority two” call - meaning officers were supposed to answer more urgent calls first, spokesman Dick Cottam said. Based on her conversation with the victim, the 911 operator didn’t believe the situation was critical, Cottam said.

Police arrived at the woman’s house at 7:03 p.m., but no one was there. The victim, 28, had escaped and run to her parents’ home nearby.

Hargreaves also was gone.

Hargreaves was arrested Sunday afternoon. He told police he was upset over the couple’s break-up last fall.

, DataTimes



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