|For Immediate Release
Case # 08NM09634
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED
WITH VIOLATING PROTECTIVE ORDER BY SHOWING UP AT EX-GIRLFRIEND’S WORK
FULLERTON – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged yesterday with one misdemeanor count of violating a protective order for showing up at his ex-girlfriend’s work. Abel Avina Medina, 44, Bell Gardens, faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail if convicted. The People will be requesting $50,000 bail. Medina is expected to be arraigned this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in Department N-14, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
Medina, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, has known Jane Doe since 2000. The couple, who share a child, split up in early July 2008. Jane Doe obtained a protective order requiring that the defendant have no contact with her. On July 28, 2008, Medina is accused of showing up at Jane Doe’s work in La Habra.
Deputy District Attorney Gary Logalbo of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.