A woman was so afraid of her live-in boyfriend that she slipped a note to a convenience store clerk asking the clerk to call 911 on their vehicle, according to court records.
The clerk did just that on Saturday, reading the dispatcher the vehicles license plate. A Pierce County sheriffs deputy pulled them over on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma.
The woman allegedly told deputies she didnt try to run from 36-year-old Mark Valucus because she was afraid of what he would do to her and her infant.
She claimed Valucus hit her on the side of her head with a baseball bat during an argument that day then held a pocket knife to her throat while threatening to kill her.
Valucus then allegedly told her to take a ride with him so they could calm down. When they stopped at a convenience store, the woman gave the clerk the note and asked for help.
On Thursday, Valucus allegedly stabbed the womans left hand, burned her with a cigarette and repeatedly punched her, according to court records.
Prosecutors have charged Valucus with two counts of second-degree assault and felony harassment. Superior Court Judge Phil Sorensen ordered Valucus jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.