Posted 12 months ago
By Salina Staff
Captain Mike Sweeney said officers were sent to 2660 Highland #7 around 4:45a.m. Sunday morning.
When they arrived they found 29-year-old Michael Tanuis with blood running down his face. He had been hit in the head with a revolver, and propane tank while fighting with 23-year-old Christine Rice. Rice also allegedly had threatened to kill Tanuis.
Tanuis was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries and released.
During the disturbance,Tanuis allegedly had hit Rice in the face and grabbed her by the neck.
During the investigation of the fight, Officers found several prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine residue and a pistol in the purse of Rice. They also opened a safe belonging to Rice and found more prescription drugs and handguns.
Recovered from a backpack belonging to Tanuis was a 9mm handgun, 7.6 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Rice was arrested on drug charges and a charge of aggravated battery. Tanuis was arrested on drug charges and a charge of battery.