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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Attempted-Murder Arrest

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Michael Russ
Michael Russ

A 36-year-old man is facing attempted-murder and other charges stemming from a domestic-disturbance incident Thursday evening, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Michael Russ was taken into custody without incident at about 5:20 p.m. at the home in the 600 block of South Lincoln Street, said Sgt. Daniel Cohen.

Russ was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, making terrorist threats, domestic violence, being a felon in possession of a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, and possession of ammunition by a felon, Cohen said.

Officers recovered evidence from the residence, Cohen said, although he did not elaborate.

The victim’s name was not released.

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» on 12.28.12 @ 01:43 AM

I’m sorry, but can someone please inform Mr. Russ that he is breaking the law by being a felon in possession of a firearm?  Surely that will keep him from any similar acts in the future!

» on 12.28.12 @ 05:16 PM

Here is a perfect chance to prosecute in part on firearm violations.

It is a proven fact that conviction of felonies, while using a firearm under Federal jurisdiction will result in significant reduction in such crimes.  What is the record of the Obama Administration?  Failure to forcefully prosecute at most levels and a reduction in prosecutions. 

So Barry has applied for financial aid as a foreign national, associates with known terrorist in open revolt to the government he now heads; does anyone think Holder or the President will go after this guy?

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