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Two injured, one arrested after alleged Newcastle coffee-cup assault

Landlord-tenant dispute preceded injuries, arrest
By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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Two people were injured and one was on his way to jail after what appeared to be a verbal dispute allegedly turned into an assault with a coffee cup outside a rural Newcastle home Thursday.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office and emergency personnel were called to a 2700-block Shirland Tract Road property shortly before noon Thursday.

Law enforcement at the scene said two people sustained minor injuries in what appeared to be a landlord-tenant dispute that escalated into what was initially reported as a stabbing.

A 78-year-old man was struck in the face with a coffee cup, said Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin. The man, who owned the rented home and property, reportedly had a screwdriver in his hand at the time he was struck and the tool ended up stabbing the tenant’s hand, she said.

Both participants were reported by authorities to have been taken by ground ambulance to hospital for medical attention with injuries that weren’t believed to have been major or life-threatening.

The tenant was also being placed under arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He was identified as 52-year-old Casey Joseph Anthony.

The property is located along a 200-yard private road off Shirland Tract Road in an enclave of upper-end homes. The location is outside Auburn city limits and near its intersection with Auburn Folsom Road.