Crime

Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads No Contest

By Edwin Folven, 4/26/2012

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A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy charged with breaking into his ex-fiance’s residence and threatening her boyfriend with a gun pleaded no contest Tuesday to making a criminal threat.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson immediately sentenced Reymundo Lainez, 43, to 90 days in jail. Lainez was also placed on five years formal probation and ordered to complete one year of domestic violence or anger management counseling. He was ordered to stay away from the victims while on probation.

The off-duty sheriff’s deputy broke into his former fiancée’s residence on April 17, 2010, and pointed a gun at her boyfriend. He first threatened the man, and then punched him. In exchange for his plea, one count each of first-degree burglary with a person present and assault with a firearm, both felonies, and one misdemeanor count of battery, were dismissed.

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