Sacto 9-1-1
November 9, 2012
Jury finds West Sacramento man guilty of domestic violence

A 24-year-old West Sacramento man has been convicted of domestic violence.

A Yolo County jury on Wednesday found Andrew Jose Ochoa guilty of dissuading a witness, domestic violence, vandalism and possession of tear gas by a felon.

According to evidence presented during the trial, West Sacramento police were dispatched to Ochoa's apartment after his girlfriend called 911. The jury heard the 911 call in which the victim told Ochoa to stay away from her, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release.

When officers arrived, they detained Ochoa. While police were interviewing the victim, Ochoa yelled at her from the back of the patrol car, calling her a "snitch" and saying that he would beat her up for talking to officers. The patrol car video recorded Ochoa's threats, authorities said.

Officers also learned that Ochoa had vandalized the victim's car, breaking all but one window and causing more than $7,000 in damage.

A sentencing date for Ochoa has not been scheduled. Yolo County Superior Court Judge Janet Gaard presided over the case.

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