Sierra DA accuser arrested on domestic violence charge |

Sierra DA accuser arrested on domestic violence charge

David Mirhadi
Sun News Service

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has forwarded a case to the district attorney that involves the woman who was injured in a scuffle at a Downieville bar last month.

Julie Wussow was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence over the weekend, according to the county jail report.

In late August, Wussow said she and her boyfriend were attacked by Sierra County District Attorney Larry Allen at the St. Charles Place bar.

She was arrested on Saturday afternoon at her home in Nevada City on suspicion of domestic violence, Capt. Ron Smith said.

She bailed out of Wayne Brown Correctional Facility later that same day.

Contacted Tuesday at her home, Wussow said she had been upset over her mother’s recent death, but did not give further details of the incident and referred questions about her arrest to her Sacramento attorney, William Brelsford Jr.

The lawyer did not return a call seeking comment on Tuesday.

Wussow said she spent about seven hours in jail after her arrest Saturday afternoon.

The California Department of Justice office is investigating the Aug. 24 incident in Downieville. Sierra County Sheriff John Evans said he turned the case over to the state attorney general to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

District Attorney Allen previously confirmed he was at the bar the night of the altercation, but he has not commented publicly since.

Wussow said she suffered a broken foot and cuts to her arms after she was pushed by Allen at a party held at the bar by the Downieville chapter of E Clampus Vitus, also known at the Clampers.

A state official said Tuesday the Department of Justice would not comment on the case until it finishes the investigation.