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Tyler Sauter

Sauter

A court case for a Necedah man accused of domestic abuse last year could finally be reaching its end.

Tyler A. Sauter, 31, is charged with stalking resulting in bodily harm, burglary of a dwelling, misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct – domestic abuse.

After more than a year of being in the court system, a sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19 – signaling a likely plea deal.

According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 11, 2015, police visited a home Necedah about Sauter trying to break into his ex-girlfriend’s residence.

The victim, Gabrielle Bruss, said Sauter had come to her window and told her talk to him. She told him to go away, but he went to the door and continued knocking. She estimated he had called her 70 to 100 times between the previous day and the time of incident.

Similar incidents had happened before, and a neighbor had told Bruss he had seen her children’s father, Sauter, waiting for her in the parking lot.

On Aug. 21, police responded to a call at the same residence about a man breaking into an apartment and assaulting another male.

Sauter had seen Bruss out with friends earlier in the night, and then allegedly went to the residence and broke down the door.

The complaint states he attacked a male friend of Bruss, and then shoved her. During the encounter, Bruss and Sauter’s two-year-old child received a 1 inch mark on his abdomen, that he said hurt to be touched. Bruss said the injury came when Sauter grabbed the male, moving him on top of the child.

A baby bassinet was broken during the attack, with the Bruss and Sauter’s infant child in it at the time.

The incident has been very stressful for the family, according to Bruss.

“We still have to live every day in fear that he’s going to find out where we live and come do the same thing all over again,” Bruss said to the Star-Times.

Capital Newspapers Weeklies Lead

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