STOCKTON, CA - On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, a jury found Freeman Felder, age 35, guilty of 6 felony charges and 2 misdemeanor charges involving domestic violence. Felder was found guilty of felony false imprisonment, inflicting injury in a domestic violence relationship, personally inflicting great bodily injury, making criminal threats, robbery, threatening force due to a witnesses prior cooperation with law enforcement, violating a criminal protective order and misdemeanor child abuse.
On July 22, 2017, Felder was released from prison on a prior domestic violence sentence. That day, he called the victim and asked her to pick him up. Later that same day, he punched her repeatedly in the eye, in front of his 10 year old son. As a result of the blows, the victim suffered an orbital blow out fracture. In addition to punching the victim, he broke her phone and held her hostage in her apartment until she was able to get help the next day.
The Defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on January 22, 2018.
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