Argument leads to slashing of face, tires

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Police said a woman was angry that her boyfriend was interested in joining a motorcycle group, and that led to a fight and slashing each other's tires.

Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Phil Sample said it was hard to exactly determine the sequence of events, but here is what happened.Deputies at 8:07 p.m. Sunday responded to a report of a disturbance with a weapon at 28819 N.E. 112th Ave. in Battle Ground. Emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian first referred to the event as a stabbing.

They discovered a woman with a laceration to the neck and a man with a laceration on the side of his face.

Also, they found the woman's pickup tires were slashed and the man's car and motorcycle tires had also been slashed.

"They were completely on the rims," Sample said of all the tires.

Summer Elizabeth Long, 32, was arrested for felony second-degree malicious mischief/domestic violence; felony assault/domestic violence; a felony no-contact order; and a felony Superior Court warrant.

Boyfriend Robert Balderee was not arrested but information has been sent to the Clark County prosecutor, Sample said.

Balderee had a no-contact order against Long, Sample said.

"She was taken to jail for assault and property damage," Sample said.

"She was upset with his interest in participating with a motorcycle social group," Sample said. He declined to name the motorcycle group.

Long was in the Clark County Jail Monday night with no bail allowed.