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Richfield Man Charged With Holding Girlfriend Captive

Fermin Garcia Luna-Galicia is charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and preventing his girlfriend from calling 911.

A Richfield man has been charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct after authorities say he held his girlfriend captive in a bedroom and kept her from calling 911.

Fermin Garcia Luna-Galicia, 29, who lives in the 7200 block of 12th Avenue, is charged with two counts of domestic assault, one count of disorderly conduct/fighting, and one count of interfering with an emergency call.

According to report, the 50-year-old victim called police June 12 and reported that Luna-Galicia, her boyfriend of 18 months, had kept her from leaving a bedroom for an hour, “belittling and berating her” and “yelling about their age difference.”

In addition, when the defendant tried to leave, Luna-Galicia pushed her onto the bed or stood in front of the locked door to keep her from escaping. When she tried to scream for help, Luna-Galicia covered her mouth, according to the report.

At one point, Luna-Galicia took the victim’s phone and left the room. She then followed him outside and during the subsequent struggle, the report said Luna-Galicia grabbed the victim’s arms tightly and caused her pain.

When the victim was able to get her phone, Luna-Galicia left the house, taking the house keys and telling the victim, “I have a lot of friends. Watch yourself. You are going to regret this. You’re going to rue this day."

The victim called 911 and told authorities that she was “very fearful” of Luna-Galicia, who, she said, associates with gang members and frequently refers to them in an effort to intimidate her.

Luna-Galicia returned to the home several hours later, and Police returned and took him into custody.

Luna-Galicia pleaded not guilty this week to all the charges against him and was released on his promise to make all future court appearances and to stay away from the victim. A pretrial hearing in his case is scheduled for Aug. 3, 2011.

Pixie Pixler June 18, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Who was the judge in this incident?
Mary Barnes June 19, 2011 at 12:12 AM
I agree? Who was the judge? Probably a man. Mike Freeman, do your job as Hennepin County attorney, or you will be the next one to lose your job. Nuff said. Yes, I was a legal assistant, before I was laid off.
Eric B. June 19, 2011 at 04:57 AM
The jails must be full.
Mary Barnes June 20, 2011 at 05:53 AM
not full enough. Minnesota, build many jails, with state money, I do not believe that the jails are full, they could be, but on the streets, cops protect "their" own. Hmmm. It is still, sorry to say a MANS world. In Richfield, we have "one" awesome, woman Police officer. One? Why not two? Mayor Deb? Why not 2 or 3? Do your job, or you too, will be replaced. Soon.
Chris Cummings June 21, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Mary- Richfield has more than 1 police officer. I know of at least 3 that work for the dept. 1 of them is a supervisor and 2 are patrol officers.
Eric B. June 21, 2011 at 09:08 PM
well, ok.. women or men i dont care. Im just saying i dont want richfield to goto the "Ghetto". or have the ghetto come here. The more cops the better. I wish I could hire one just to walk around my block 24/7.. lol..
Brie Shultz June 22, 2011 at 01:04 AM
lol. Richfield is pretty safe. I think the far east side is a little sketchy at night though.
Mary Barnes June 22, 2011 at 03:12 AM
Wow, funny how I'd know that we have more than 3 police officers, we actually have many, even a POLICE dog, named IZZIE. It pays to do your research of Richfield. Brie, the east side of Edina is not safe either, you know, those silly Section 8 people, that EDINA did not want in THEIR schools :) Also ever notice, it is not Richfield residents doing the bad things. If you can read, you can catch a police report in the newspaper, one of those things, you hold in your hand.
Chris Cummings June 22, 2011 at 03:17 AM
I meant to say at least 3 female officers. Rpd has about 45 officers and actually has 2 police k9s. I work for a neighboring police department and know quite a few RPD officers.
Mary Barnes June 22, 2011 at 03:23 AM
My error, someone told me we only had "one", great to know we have three. To eric, the last i looked, i saw no ghettos, just people that do not know how to type, like an adult. LO and behold, employers now say the best employees are over get this, the age of 50, hotdog. So our police officers must be pretty darn good.
Mary Barnes June 22, 2011 at 05:37 AM
Since I got a yes, $32.00 ticket in HOPKINS, for parking in their ramp, that I did not pay. HOPKINS and Edina, you police officers need new glasses. I sat in Henn Cnty. What a waste of my time. Hello, you have moved, no driver license, no I moved, I hid my sons car, because, he killed someone. tru story. parents, you are dumber than a box of cracker jaxes :) Go Twins. and Joe
Mary Barnes June 22, 2011 at 05:38 AM
count the spelling errors. yup, that would be Bloomington. :(
Chris Cummings June 22, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Mary Barnes 12:37am on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Since I got a yes, $32.00 ticket in HOPKINS, for parking in their ramp, that I did not pay. HOPKINS and Edina, you police officers need new glasses. I sat in Henn Cnty. What a waste of my time. Hello, you have moved, no driver license, no I moved, I hid my sons car, because, he killed someone. tru story. parents, you are dumber than a box of cracker jaxes :) Go Twins. and Joe This makes no sense......?

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