A registered sex offender and convicted criminal is back behind bars after his girlfriend – terrified for her safety and for her baby – slipped a convenience store clerk a note on Saturday afternoon begging him for help.
Mark Valuckas, 36, of Tacoma, Washington, has an extensive criminal record which includes sexual assault, kidnapping, and weapons and drugs charges.
His girlfriend, who hasn’t been named, told police that Valuckas had a history of being abusive to her and had even threatened to hurt her child.
She claims that Valuckas – who is 4 feet, 3 inches tall – hit her on the side of her head with a baseball bat during an argument on Saturday then held a pocket knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.
Valuckas then allegedly told her to take a ride with him so he could calm down, reports The News Tribune.