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O.C. deputy convicted of domestic violence

An Orange County sheriff's deputy was convicted Monday of committing domestic violence against his wife, prosecutors said.

Travis Christopher Unholz, 36, was sentenced to 19 days in jail and probation after pleading guilty to domestic battery and a felony firearms violation.

The charges arose from a Jan. 30 incident in which the deputy argued with his wife and pushed her to the floor.

A friend of the deputy's wife reported the incident to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which investigated the incident.

The firearms charge arose from a call Unholz made days later to a friend, asking for help acquiring an automatic weapon and a survival kit, according to the Orange County district attorney's Office.

A spokesman for the Sheriff's Department could not be reached Monday for information on how or whether the conviction will affect Unholz's status as a deputy. However, felony convictions for law enforcement officers commonly result in termination.

-- Robert Faturechi

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19 days in jail for TWO felonies???? NAWWW this isn't a special treatment case, EVERYONE gets that kind of consideration after beating his wife and asking for information on buying a machine gun......

Where is " u know", the all mighty defender of all cops?

I'm curious for your input on the topic!

why is this news.

19 days in jail? That's all? This guy not only needs to be fired immediately, but should also spend at least a year in jail!

I'm sure this cop regrets not killing her, especially now that he knows he would have gotten "special treatment"! 19 days? What a joke!!

Good riddance to this piece of trash

He is a criminal and deserves to be behind bars

ps westsidejesse....i only defend the honorable and decent cops, the vast majority of them....and same thing for the military, not the piece of trash who shot his dad and two others in Texas

you should have this guy over for dinner when he gets out of jail, he will now be an ex-con like the rest of your pals

oh by the way, I'm curious on why you don't respond on the other stories where your crook friends get arrested...where is your input on those topics?

First of all domestic violence is wrong no matter whos doing it!. being that he's a sherif I think he should be made an example of.Sometimes people who have badges think that they are the exception.I think not!.Its time for the law to apply to all no matter what. Why is it that celebraties and officials get special treatment?.This makes me sick!. oh and by the way I wonder if this sherif will be housed with the general population?.Yeah try slapping one of those guys around.Not so tuff huh sherif.wheres your badge now.In the end your no better than the next men.


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