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Saturday, February 27, 2010

[CA] Former Officer Judd facing charges of holding gun to ex-wife's head, threatening to kill her

..."I believe he's a danger to himself, the victim and the community," prosecutor Keith Watanabe said Monday, explaining that Judd allegedly held a loaded gun to his victim's head at her Valley Center home and threatened to kill her... Prior to the Feb. 14 complaint, she had twice alleged domestic violence and been granted temporary restraining orders...

Ex-cop pleads not guilty to threat to kill ex-wife
Union-Tribune
By Bruce Lieberman
Friday, February 26, 2010
[Excerpts] A former Oceanside police officer arrested Feb. 18 on suspicion of threatening to kill his ex-wife remained at the Vista jail yesterday pending a preliminary hearing April 7. Randy Judd, 50, of Vista pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday. He is charged with criminal threats and carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony. Judd could face up to three years and eight months in prison... Judd is accused threatening his former wife at her home in Valley Center on Valentine’s Day, holding a gun to her head, Watanabe said. She was uninjured. Shortly after the incident, Judd checked himself into a mental health and substance abuse facility in Rancho Bernardo, Watanabe said. Police arrested him there Feb. 18... [Full article here]

Former cop charged with two felonies
North County Times
By Sarah Gordon sgordon@nctimes.com
February 22, 2010 6:44 pm
[Excerpts] A former Oceanside police officer who is suing the city for wrongful termination was in jail Monday, accused of threatening his ex-wife with a gun on Valentine's Day. Randy Judd, 50, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges of making criminal threats and carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony. He is being held at the Vista jail on $1 million bail. "I believe he's a danger to himself, the victim and the community," prosecutor Keith Watanabe said Monday, explaining that Judd allegedly held a loaded gun to his victim's head at her Valley Center home and threatened to kill her... Valley Center Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Bishop said that Judd entered the home of his ex-wife through an unlocked door about 1 a.m. The pair talked peacefully for awhile, but at some point Judd got angry and wielded the weapon... According to court records, Judd and his ex-wife were married 14 years and had two children before she filed for divorce in May 2007. Prior to the Feb. 14 complaint, she had twice alleged domestic violence and been granted temporary restraining orders against Judd, one a few weeks before she filed for divorce and one in March 2008. Both orders have expired, but a Superior Court judge issued a new protective order Monday... [Full article here]
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  1. 'Officer of the Year' pleads guilty to criminal threat
    SDNN
    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    VISTA – A former Oceanside police “Officer of the Year” who held a loaded gun to his ex-wife’s head on Valentine’s Day pleaded guilty Thursday to making a criminal threat.

    Randy Faye Judd, 50, faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced May 6 by Vista Judge Robert Kearney.

    Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said the victim wants her ex-husband to get probation, rather than prison, so he can receive psychiatric treatment for domestic violence and other issues.

    Judd would be ordered to stay away from the victim if probation is granted, Watanabe said.

    “The safety of the victim is paramount,” the prosecutor said.

    Judd was arrested at a mental health facility Feb. 18, four days after threatening his ex-wife at her home in Valley Center.

    Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Bishop said Judd entered the residence through an unlocked door about 1 a.m.

    Judd and his former wife talked peacefully for awhile, but the defendant eventually got angry and held the gun to the victim, Bishop said.

    The victim was not injured, authorities said.

    According to court records, Judd and his ex-wife were married 14 years and had two children before she filed for divorce in May 2007.

    She had alleged domestic violence by Judd twice before and had been granted temporary restraining orders against him, the records showed.

    Judd was terminated from the police department in 2007 due to medical problems that prevented him from working and was subsequently granted a disability retirement, said Oceanside City Attorney John Mullen. Defense attorney William Nimmo said Judd had sought care for depression before the February incident.

    Judd has sued the city for wrongful termination.

    In 2000, Judd was named Oceanside’s “Officer of the Year” and was lauded by then-Chief Mike Poehlman for his “dogged approach to traffic safety.”

    This story was written and edited by City News Service.

    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-03-25/local-county-news/courts/officer-of-the-year-pleads-guilty-to-criminal-threat

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  2. 2010_0701 Former Cop Apologizes to Wife_HAND SLAPPED


    Former Cop Apologizes to Wife for Threats
    Randy Judd held a gun to his ex-wife's head on Valentine's Day
    North County Times
    Thursday, Jul 1, 2010

    A former Oceanside police officer who held a gun to his ex-wife's head on Valentine's Day was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation and ordered into alcohol treatment, the North County Times reported.

    Standing in jail blues and facing the judge in a Vista courtroom, defendant Randy Judd apologized to his ex-wife after she awoke to find him armed and sitting on her bed.

    "She didn't deserve to go through what she had to go through," Judd said, his voice quivering. He also apologized "if I brought any disgrace to the (Oceanside Police) department."

    Judd, 50, had faced up to three years in prison for his admission to a felony charge of making criminal threats, but San Diego Superior Court Judge Robert Kearney agreed with probation recommendations from the prosecutor and a probation officer, the paper reported.

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Former-Cop-Apologizes-to-Wife-for-Threats---97586244.html

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