COTTONWOOD -Just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning, an officer was called to the Cottonwood Police Department, to take a delayed assault call. A man stated he was at his girlfriend's apartment when her ex-boyfriend, "Mikey," walked inside. He said Mikey Letavish grabbed him by the throat and began to open-hand slap him across the face and head multiple times and head-butted him. The alleged victim ran from the apartment saying he was scared for his life.
According to police, he had a thumb-sized bruise on his neck, but he refused medical attention.
A neighbor said he believed the male subject with shorts and a striped shirt was the one who was responsible for causing the disturbance and that he ran toward the pool area.
The officers heard what sounded like a verbal argument coming from building No. 10 at the same time that dispatch was advising of more 9-1-1 calls saying the suspect was causing more problems.
While trying to find the man, the officers found another man lying on the sidewalk complaining that he was attacked by Letavish. He told them, that he was the woman's husband who called him when Letavish began assaulting the first man in her apartment. He was walking to her apartment when he was confronted by Letavish, who hit him several times and then fled.
The woman told the officer that Letavish came into her apartment and began to slap the man and she ran to the other apartment to get away, saying she was in fear for her life because Mikey had said if she ever left him he would put a bullet in her head. She and Letavish had lived together until Aug. 18.
She had a swollen lip and a bloody nose and initially refused medical treatment but later was taken by her family to the VVMC Emergency room.
She called police again just after 6 a.m. to say that Letavish was standing across the street from Circle K near a van. Police were dispatched and he was placed under arrest.
According to police, he denied being at the apartment earlier and said he would never hit a woman. He said he grabbed the man by the neck and pushed him out of the apartment, but he denied hitting anyone.
Police reported that he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes but said that he had nothing to drink since he was underage. A breath sample returned at 0.167 percent BrAC on a Portable Breath Test.
Letavish, 20, was cited for assault and disorderly conduct per domestic violence as well as two more counts of assault and two more counts of disorderly conduct.