Man in court following Friday assaults

first_imgA Vancouver man accused of strangling a former girlfriend and assaulting a child, spurring a brief manhunt Friday in the Rose Village neighborhood, made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court.David E. Hill, 37, faces allegations of second-degree domestic violence assault — involving strangulation — third-degree assault of a child, fourth-degree assault and possession of a stolen vehicle.Vancouver police responded at about 3:30 p.m. to a fight at a home in the 1700 block of 35th Street involving Hill, who was wanted for auto theft, according to a probable cause affidavit. Hill allegedly put his former girlfriend in a headlock and grabbed an 11-year-old girl by her arms and pushed her against a wall, the affidavit states.He also allegedly punched or elbowed a man in the forehead during the altercation, court records said.Hill ran off before officers arrived, but he was apprehended about a block away, according to the Vancouver Police Department.The day prior, Hill was driving a gray Honda Civic near the intersection of 35th and M streets and ran a stop sign as a police patrol car drove through the area, court records said. The officers checked the license plate, which returned as stolen out of Portland, according to court documents.Police said they lost sight of the Honda for a few moments but found it in an alley behind the 3600 block of M Street. The driver ran from the scene but left his wallet, which contained his driver’s license, on the passenger seat, court records said. The officers also found a shaved key inside the vehicle, which had been used to start it, the affidavit said.During his court appearance, Judge Derek Vanderwood set Hill’s bail at $75,000. He will be arraigned Nov. 4.last_img

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