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Truckee man’s bail $200,000 for alleged golf club beating

Dave Moller
Sun News Service

A Truckee-area man in a tequila rage allegedly beat his girlfriend with a golf club early Tuesday and remains in the county jail on a $200,000 bail.

Paul V. Baran, 41, of Floriston was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at 3:11 a.m. for assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting injury on a cohabitant.

According to Lt. Jeff Powell of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Truckee Police responded to Baran’s residence at 1 a.m., with deputies following.

“He was drinking an inordinate amount of tequila,” Powell said. “He went off, there was blood everywhere.

“The deputies called it a tequila blowup, it was quite a scene,” Powell said. “He smeared blood all over himself.”

Powell said the woman was able to ward off most of the blows from the golf club, but did receive several, leaving, “cuts and bruises to her head and substantial bleeding, but not life threatening.”

The altercation between Baran and the woman lasted about 20 minutes, Powell said.