Sonora Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge
A Sonora man was arrested for attempted murder after witnesses say he tried to stab a woman at the St. Charles Saloon in Columbia over the weekend.
Tuolumne County SheriffÂ´s Lt. John Steely says 51-year-old Michael Linan was under a restraining order to stay away from Ruth Samanavich.
Linan allegedly approached her at the bar Sunday evening and cut her face with a knife, then cut himself before some other people there intervened and held him down until sheriffÂ´s deputies arrived.
Steely said the woman is in critical condition.
Linan was booked on the attempted murder charge.