News

Biting man arrested in domestic violence case

A Mountain View man is facing charges of domestic violence and making threats against a police officer from an incident in which he allegedly pulled a plastic bag over a woman's head during an argument, then bit himself and threatened police officers with his blood.

Initially arrested on a charge of attempted murder, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office dropped the attempted murder charge. The suspect is now charged with domestic violence, terrorist threats, threats against a police officer and resisting arrest.

On May 1 at approximately 4:20 p.m., 35-year-old Danny Harvey allegedly got into an argument with the victim, a 33-year-old Mountain View woman, that turned physical. Harvey allegedly pulled a plastic trash bag over the victim's head and down to her eyes, according to Deputy District Attorney James Sibley. The attack also left the victim with 2- and 4-inch scratches.

Sibley said that according to the police report, Harvey bit himself until he bled and threatened multiple officers. He also allegedly tried to bite one of the officers, threatened to "use" his blood as a weapon against the police, and told them if they planned to bring him to jail they had better bring more than two officers.

Harvey was booked into the San Jose Main Jail with bail set at $200,000.

The victim did not desire prosecution and both Harvey and the victim declined medical attention, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 898 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 840 views

Give me a moment
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 621 views

My Experience Using Tugg.com To Host A Movie At Shoreline
By Angela Hey | 0 comments | 436 views

Do More, Faster and Faster. Limits? Not for Me!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 383 views