Thursday, February 03, 2011

Trabuco Canyon OCSD Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Trabuco Canyon, CA  - Travis Christopher Unholz, an  Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy,  has been charged with committing domestic violence against his wife and then violating a protective order by attempting to obtain a firearm while out of custody on bail, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office.

 Unholz, 36, Trabuco Canyon, is charged with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury, one felony count of attempted possession of a firearm in violation of a protective order, two misdemeanor counts of child abuse, one misdemeanor count of the violation of a protective order, and a sentencing enhancement for crime-bail-crime.  The latter indicates that Unholz  committed a crime while out of custody on bail for another criminal offense.

The OCDA office  will be requesting Unholz be held without bail at his arraignment tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011.

Sometime after 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2011, Unholz is accused of arguing with his wife, Jane Doe, and committing domestic violence by pushing her to the floor and causing her to hit her head. The defendant's two children were in the home at the time. Jane Doe called a friend, who reported the abuse to OCSD. OCSD investigated this case and deputies arrested the defendant that night. He was booked into the Orange County Jail.

On Jan. 31, 2011, Unholz is accused of posting $50,000 bail and was released from custody. A protective order was served on the defendant barring him from having any direct or indirect contact through a non-attorney third party with his wife. The order also barred him from possessing or attempting to acquire any firearms.

On Feb. 2, 2011, Unholz is accused of contacting a friend, and requesting that his friend assist him in acquiring an automatic weapon and survival kit. He is also accused of violating the protective order by asking his friend to contact his wife. The friend reported the conversation to OCSD, who arrested Unholz that evening. 

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