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* Raymond Brau Antioch Man Arrested For Allegedly Beating Women In Hotel Room He Met On MySpace


A man wanted on suspicion of beating a woman at an Antioch hotel and threatening a hotel employee was arrested Monday, police said. On Feb. 6, officers went to the Stone Villa Inn on Auto Center Drive in response to a report that a woman had been beaten there.They found a 28-year-old Pittsburg woman with facial lacerations and a broken nose. She told investigators she had been assaulted by Raymond Brau, of Sacramento. An investigation revealed that Brau and the woman had met two months earlier on the social networking site MySpace. During a meeting at the hotel on Feb. 6, police said, Brau became angry during an argument and punched the victim several times. Brau fled when a guest in a neighboring room called police.A hotel employee told police Brau was charged for damage he caused to the room, and that he called the hotel on Feb. 9 threatening to slit the employee’s throat if she didn’t remove the charges, police said.Brau was arrested Monday and taken to county jail in Martinez.

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