MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (BCN) - A Gonzales man has been found guilty of multiple crimes against his wife including inflicting corporal injury to a spouse, kidnapping and robbery, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Friday.
Roman Rosas Camacho, 38, was also convicted of driving without a license and three counts of violating a criminal protective orders, prosecutors said.
He faces a maximum sentence of 13 years and six months in prison when sentenced on Jan. 31.
On Nov. 1, 2014, Camacho got into an argument with his wife of 13 years about a phone number he did not recognize on her phone bill, prosecutors said. Camacho demanded that his wife give him her cell phone, and when she refused and tried to leave the apartment, he grabbed her by the hair and took the phone by force, prosecutors said.
The victim then left the apartment, and Camacho later located her walking in front of St. Theodore's Church on South Belden Street, prosecutors said.
Witnesses saw Camacho drive over the sidewalk and onto the church grass in order to stop the victim.
Prosecutors said Camacho grabbed his wife by the neck, dragged her to the back door of his SUV, forced her inside and drove off with her.
He then drove with her four or five miles, while refusing to let her out of the vehicle.
He also struck and injured her during the incident, according to prosecutors. Camacho let the victim out of the vehicle when he saw a police vehicle in the area, prosecutors said.