B.G. man arrested for alleged assault on former girlfriend




Battle Ground police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a former girlfriend with a knife and threatening another man with the knife.

No one was reported injured.

Brandon Gregory Hayes, 25, of Battle Ground was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree domestic-violence assault, felony harassment and fourth-degree assault, according to a police bulletin.

Police said the incident happened near the 600 block of East Main Street and Hayes fled on a bicycle. Officers found him in the 400 block of Southeast Fifth Street and the two victims confirmed he was the assailant, the bulletin said.

In some cases, people can be charged with assault if they point a knife or gun at someone, even if no one was injured, said city spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti.

Armed robbery reported at Westfield mall

Police investigated reports of a strong-arm robbery at the Westfield Vancouver mall at midday Wednesday.

Reports came in around 12:20 p.m. that two males approached an individual, asked for money, physically assaulted the person and took the victim’s credit cards, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

The two men were said to be black males, in their early 20s, Kapp said. One was about 6-feet, 2-inches tall, with a light build and wearing baggy black jeans and a red sweatshirt. The other is about 6-feet, 1-inch tall, bald and wearing black jeans and a black coat, Kapp said.

The victim didn’t need medical assistance, Kapp said.

Patrol units searched the area for suspects. As of Wednesday night, police had reported no arrest.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.