Rock Valley, IA
An Iowa man will spend six months in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend after she refused to let him stay at her home.
According to Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle, a woman and her two children arrived home back in November 2016 and 23-year-old Julian Barrientos asked her if he could stay with her. After she declined, Barrientos grabbed her phone, climbed through the car and began hitting her in the face with closed fists. He also grabbed her hair and pulled some out before strangling her with the two children still in the car.
The woman was able to call 911 and officers arrested Barrientos and charged him with domestic assault, child endangerment, obstruction of emergency communication, and disorderly conduct. In May 2017, he waived a jury trial and pled guilty to assault, obstruction of emergency communication, and disorderly conduct.
Barrientos was sentenced Friday to 180 days in the Sioux County Jail and 2 years of probation. A no-contact order with the victim was extended to 5 years.
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