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Man arrested for assaulting two women, threatening child

Spokane Police arrested a Spokane man Thursday who allegedly assaulted two women and threatened to “get” a little girl after he broke into an apartment searching for his former girlfriend.

Christopher M. Prusch, 37, was ordered held on $150,000 bond Friday and is facing charges of burglary, assault and harassment.

The break-in was reported in the 1100 block of East Liberty on May 9. A woman told police that she was visiting friends when Prusch broke into the apartment, grabbed her by her neck and punched her repeatedly in the face, according to court documents. He also grabbed a knife and threatened to stab her, she told police.

The woman said she told Prusch that the only other person in the apartment was a little girl and Prusch said he was going to “get” the girl, according to court documents. The child’s mother told her 5-year-old daughter to hide under a pile of laundry while she called 911, court documents say. The mother confronted Prusch, who allegedly slapped her in the face and broke a glass table.

The woman who was allegedly punched suffered a severely broken nose that will require surgery to repair, according to court documents.

Prusch has several convictions on domestic violence related charges, including assault and violating a no-contact order, as well as a robbery conviction.



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