Watertown man charged with assaulting girlfriend over the weekend

October 9, 2018

JUNEAU — An 18-year-old Watertown man was released from custody on a signature bond on Monday after being charged with false imprisonment among other charges when he refused to allow his girlfriend to leave during an argument over the weekend.

Julian T. Raymond is charged with felony intimidating a victim, domestic abuse assessment, threats to injure or accuse of a crime and false imprisonment, domestic abuse assessment. If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and a $45,000 fine.

Raymond appeared before Dodge County Judge Steven Bauer, who released him on a $2,500 signature bond. Raymond was ordered to not have contact with the victim or the place they resided.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman had contacted police on Sunday at 5 p.m. after hearing that Raymond’s girlfriend had told someone else that Raymond was out of control, had been drinking, and punched holes in a residence.

When police arrived, the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was in her car in the driveway waiting for the police. According to the criminal complaint, she was sobbing when officers arrived, but she said she hadn’t been injured.

Raymond came out of the residence to speak to the police.

The woman told police that Raymond had been mad at her for going out with her friends a few nights earlier and that they had an argument. She told police that Raymond had threatened to beat her if she had left and that he’d kill her if she called the cops. She also said Raymond had thrown her on the bed. She said that he had punched a wall and stood in the doorway so she could not leave the residence. The woman said she got into her truck but he stood behind the vehicle not letting her leave the parking stall.

Raymond denied anything happened besides the argument.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 29.

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