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Parolee behind bars after Downtown Auburn bar fight

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A parolee is now behind bars after reportedly attempting to use a box cutter to open up another man during a fight at a Downtown Auburn bar. Auburn Police Capt. John Ruffcorn described the incident late Saturday night at Pistol Pete’s Brew and Cue simply as a fight at a bar fueled by alcohol. For David Stubblefield, however, it meant some serious ramifications – including incarceration in jail on serious charges and no chance to be bailed out because of a parole hold. Stubblefield, 45, and another bar patron, Dennis Rodriguez, 51, were named by Auburn Police as the two participants in the fight. Things turned serious for Stubblefield when police allege he brandished a long-handled box-cutter tool and attempted to cut Rodriguez. The reported attack was broken up by a Pistol Pete’s security employee and police were called. An investigation at the bar led to Stubblefield’s arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to cause bodily harm. There was no report that Rodriguez was injured by the box-cutter, Ruffcorn said. The incident was reported at 11:10 p.m. Saturday and Stubblefield was booked into Placer County Jail early Sunday morning. Bail was set at $150,000 for the assault charge. But because he was also arrested on a violation of parole charge, he’s ineligible for bail. – Gus Thomson