A man who is a federal corrections officer at the Victorville Federal Penitentiary has been arrested for domestic violence, for allegedly beating his live-in girlfriend so badly that she had to be hospitalized. Officer Robert Thompson already had prior domestic battery convictions before this incident, and officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville station say that under California law, he should have been fired from the penitentiary and lost his firearm privileges upon his first conviction.
A detective investigating the case says that the man had been beating his girlfriend for the last few years, but that this time, he had kicked her head, ribs, and face, rendering her unconscious to the point that she had to be hospitalized.
The woman then left the area, afraid for her safety, and hospital workers were the ones who reported her injuries to police. Thompson tried to evade police and continued working at the penitentiary where he was later arrested on domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, and suspicion of criminal threats. In certain cases, use of a body part to inflict serious and potentially fatal injuries can be considered as using a deadly weapon.
At Sagaria Law, P.C., or attorneys are experienced at helping people who have been the victims of domestic violence. We can help you obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) that will prevent the violent party from approaching you, your home, your place of work, or your vehicle. A TRO can protect you from the person that is abusing you, and we can accompany you in court where we can help you prove your domestic violence case.
You can request a TRO if you are being abused by:
· A spouse or partner.
· A former spouse or partner.
· A person you are dating.
· A relative.
A TRO will force the other person:
· Not to contact you.
· Move out of your residence.
· Stay away from you and your family or your roommates.
· Be forbidden to own a weapon.
Sagaria Law P.C. has offices in Monterey, Fremont, and Monterey, and many of our clients come from the surrounding areas, including the cities of Alameda, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Oakland, and Burlingame. To speak with one of our attorneys regarding domestic violence, divorce, child custody, and other family law-related matters, contact Sagaria Law, P.C. today.
Correctional officer arrested for alleged domestic violence, Dailypress.com, January 17, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Safenetwork: California’s Domestic Violence Resource
California Domestic Violence Statistics