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Monday, September 7, 2009

[CA] Officer Roberts' 17 felony counts for abuse of wife and girlfriend

...[Huntington Beach Police Officer James] Roberts is charged with 17 felony counts of false imprisonment, threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness by force or threat and vandalism...

POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND, WIFE
James Roberts III is also accused of dissuading wife from reporting assaults, prosecutors say.

The Orange County Register
By Andrew Galvin
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
An officer with the Huntington Beach Police Department was arrested today and charged with physically abusing both his wife and a girlfriend, prosecutors said. James Roberts III, 33, is also accused of dissuading his wife from reporting the assaults in order to keep his job, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a news release. Roberts is charged with 17 felony counts of false imprisonment, threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness by force or threat and vandalism. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned Friday in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, prosecutors said... Roberts is accused of physically and verbally abusing his wife between June 2007 and May 2008. In July 2007, he trashed her home... physically restrained his wife to hold her against her will, once while she was with their young son... assaulted his wife by pushing her to the ground in a bathroom, causing her to hit the bathtub and toilet. Another time, they allege, he pushed a door into his wife... Roberts repeatedly told his wife that he would lose his job as a police officer if she reported the assault to the police, and threatened to kill her at least once... Between March and July 2007, Roberts is accused of physically restraining his girlfriend to hold her against her will... He physically restrained her to prevent her from leaving, and assaulted her by grabbing her and pulling her to the ground... [LINK]


SOCAL OFFICER CHARGED WITH BEATING WIFE, MISTRESS
sddt.com
Thursday, September 3, 2009
A Huntington Beach police officer has been arrested and charged on allegations that he beat his wife and mistress. Orange County prosecutors allege James Roberts III repeatedly warned his wife that he would lose his job if she reported the abuse and threatened to kill her. They also claimed the 33-year-old officer physically restrained his mistress. Roberts is charged with false imprisonment, threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault and other counts. He is set to be arraigned Friday. Huntington Police Lt. Craig Bryant declined to comment on Roberts' job status because it's a private personnel matter.[LINK]
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9 comments:

  1. Police officer arrested for assault
    Authorities say he threatened, physically abused his wife and girlfriend, and threatened a male friend of the wife.
    Huntington Beach Independent
    By Candice Baker
    Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:30 PM PDT

    A Huntington Beach Police Department officer was arrested Sept. 2 on charges of physically abusing his wife and girlfriend, and telling his wife not to report the assaults so he wouldn’t lose his job.

    James Roberts III, 33, was charged with eight counts of false imprisonment by violence or deceit, three counts of criminal threats, two counts of domestic battery with corporal injury, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of dissuading a witness by force or threat and one count of vandalism causing $400 in damage or more, the county district attorney’s office said.

    According to authorities, Roberts married Jane Doe No. 1 in 2003, and had a son with her. In 2007, while still married, Roberts is accused of beginning a relationship with Jane Doe No. 2.

    Between June 2007 and May 2008, Roberts is accused of physically and verbally abusing his wife. In July 2007, Roberts is accused of trashing Jane Doe No. 1’s home by breaking and destroying furniture while she was out of town.

    On at least three occasions, Roberts is accused of holding her physically against her will, once while she was with their son.

    Roberts is accused of assaulting the victim on one occasion by pushing her to the ground in the bathroom, causing her to hit the bathtub and toilet.

    On another occasion, he is accused of intentionally pushing a door into his wife while she was standing behind it.

    Roberts is accused of repeatedly telling Jane Doe No. 1 that he would lose his job if she reported the assault, and threatened to kill her on at least one occasion, authorities said.

    Between March and July 2007, Roberts is accused of physically restraining Jane Doe No. 2 to forcibly hold her against her will.

    Jane Doe No. 2 ended her relationship with Roberts in early 2008. In May 2008, Roberts is accused of inviting Jane Doe No. 2 to his apartment to talk.

    He is accused of physically restraining her to prevent her from leaving, and assaulting her by grabbing her and pulling her to the ground once she had left the apartment.

    In December, Roberts is accused of confronting a male friend of Jane Doe No. 1, ordering him to stay away from his wife and son, and insinuating that he knew where the friend lived and spent his free time.

    If convicted on all counts, Roberts would face a maximum of 14 years in state prison. He is being held on $250,000 bail, and will be arraigned Friday in Santa Ana.

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  2. I think it is just wrong that Officer James Roberts should at least be on unpaid leave. If he is innocent until guilty he can keep his job but he should not be getting paid.

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  3. He's innocent. Many people I know including myself know him and also his ex-wife and agree that she is definitely mentally unstable. She's only doing this out of anger from the divorce. It's wrong what she is doing to him as he has now lost almost everything that's important to him including regular visits with his son. He's a great guy and does not deserve this.

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  4. Amazes me how people who weren't there think they know.

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  5. I wish we lived in a world where no one lies. Women do lie too. How awful for all the people falsely accused.

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  6. Well...we definitely don't. I wish that as well.

    Both of those women are ridiculous but especially his ex-wife. James is a great father and person but because she is bitter from their marital problems, she decided to completely RUIN HIS LIFE. Nice job ladies! Hope you feel good about this.

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  7. How close of a relative are you?

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  8. Only a relative (or the newest boo) could come and blame TWENTY FELONY COUNTS on the victims.

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  9. AnonymousJune 07, 2010

    I could create 20 false counts against someone, too if I was bitter enough from a divorce or breakup. Does that mean I would? NO! I couldn't live with the guilt of completely destroying someone's life.

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