Around 5 PM Saturday February 1, a domestic violence incident occurred. Elk Grove Resident Jesse Sotelo, 44, is now behind bars. His victim and him were in a verbal disagreement. Their argument escalated, and then it turned physical. Sotelo strangled the victim 3 different times during the altercation. Furthermore, he allegedly threatened to kill the victim on various occasions. The victim tried to escape multiple times but was unable to. Additionally, the victim had several injuries on the body. Sotelo is currently being held at Sacramento County Jail.
His victim was granted an emergency order of protection against him.
Sotelo is facing 5 felony charges, including attempted murder. His arraignment is Tuesday, February 4.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical violence of some kind from their partner. Meanwhile, every 15 minutes, a Domestic Violence hotline receives a call. If you believe you are in this situation and need help, you can call this local organization for assistance: Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) at (916) 920-2952 or toll-free at (866) 920-2952.
Domestic Violence is described as coercive behavior that become a pattern. This typically involves physical abuse or the threat of it. It is critical to remember that abusers may be controlling, isolate the victim, has a poor temper, and is manipulative or critical. To learn more about Domestic Violence, please click here.