Graduation night fight ends in arrest


ROSALIA – David Castanon, 19, was booked into Whitman County Jail June 7 after allegedly fighting with and then restraining his girlfriend from leaving his home.

Whitman County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of domestic dispute at about 5 a.m. in Rosalia. The reporting party stated Castanon was his grandson and was fighting outside with his girlfriend.

According to the police report, when officers arrived on scene, they could hear a female in the basement of the house yelling "No" and "Stop it" repeatedly. Deputies found Castanon on top of girlfriend restraining her. Deputies removed Castanon from the room.

Castanon told deputies the couple had begun arguing about her going away to college after he picked her up from a graduation party. According to a witness statement signed by the girlfriend, Castanon became angry and had yelled at her, pushed her down in the yard and house, hit her, pulled her hair and broke her necklace.

The girlfriend also stated their relationship had ended.

Castanon was booked for unlawful imprisonment, assault and malicious mischief.

The case was moved to district court and Castanon was released on his own recognizance with a review of the case set for June 10.


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