El Dorado County felon faces up to 15 years for domestic violence

Kurt Hildebrand

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A man previously convicted of a felony in El Dorado County faces 2-15 years in Nevada prison after he admitted to breaking a woman’s rib and giving her a concussion during an altercation in Gardnerville.

Manuel Dejesus Gutierrez

Manuel Dejesus Gutierrez, 29, pleaded guilty to a count of battery involving domestic violence with a prior felony.

Gutierrez, who has been in custody since the Feb. 9 incident, was arraigned in Douglas County District Court on Monday. He is being represented by attorney Kris Brown.

In Nevada, three domestic battery convictions in seven years is punishable as a felony. Once convicted of a felony, any subsequent incident is also a felony, punishable by a mandatory prison sentence. There is also a mandatory minimum fine of $2,000.

Deputies were called to Carson Valley Medical Center around 1 p.m. to interview a woman who was being treated for injuries she’d received the night before.

She told deputies Gutierrez hit her in the head with a cell phone and punched her several times breaking a rib.

Gutierrez was previously convicted of a felony domestic battery in El Dorado County on Sept. 26, 2016. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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