Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Not guilty plea in DV case


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A San Francisco man pleaded not guilty this week to attacking another man in an alleged domestic violence incident in the Noe Valley area.

Elvis Taouil, 34, was arraigned Monday, December 10 in San Francisco Superior Court on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence-related battery, criminal threats, and vandalism. The alleged incident occurred Tuesday, December 4.

The victim, 44, had apparently allowed Taouil to stay in his Clipper Street home with a deadline of when he needed to leave.

When that date came and the man told Taouil it was time for him to go, Taouil allegedly threw a vase, punched a hole in a wall, threatened him, and kicked him in the thigh, according to Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the district attorney's office. Taouil and the other man allegedly had a prior dating relationship.

Deputy Public Defender Ariana Downing, who's representing Taouil, didn't provide comment. Taouil couldn't be reached.

Taouil was arrested the day of the incident but was soon released from custody on $40,000 bail. The next court date is January 8 for a pre-trial conference. Assistant District Attorney Phoebe Eustis is prosecuting the case.


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