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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane woman accused of breaking 80 wine bottles while assaulting bar owner

The ex-girlfriend of a Downtown Spokane wine bar owner is accused of smashing dozens of wine bottles and damaging furniture and paintings at his business.

Police arrested Danielle A. Owen, 36, Sunday morning after the owner of Left Bank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington St., reported she came into the bar around 1:30 a.m. and started punching him in the face, court documents say. The victim told police she came in through the front door while he was there with his current girlfriend and refused to leave after he told her the bar was closed and she was not welcome.

The owner eventually left the bar to avoid further confrontation, court documents say. When he came back, he found about 80 wine bottles had been thrown around the bar, slashing several paintings on the wall and staining couches. Total damage was estimated at over $6,000, according to court documents.

Responding officer observed visible cuts on the owner’s forehead and scratches on his wrist.

Owen also is accused of punching the owner’s girlfriend in the face, court documents say.

She faces domestic violence burglary and malicious mischief charges, as well as a misdemeanor assault charge, in connection with the incident.

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