Clovis Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery

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A Clovis man is facing 45 and a half years in prison after being found guilty on kidnapping and battery charges.

Joshua Daniel Romero, 30, was found guilty of Kidnapping, two counts of Aggravated Battery on a Household Member causing great bodily harm, Interference with Communications, Battery, Resisting Arrest, and Intimidation of a Witness.

On July 26, 2016, Clovis Police said they responded to a call of a female that had been beaten and strangled by her estranged boyfriend, Joshua Romero. 

According to officials, Romero battered her for more than an hour and choked her unconscious several times using his hands and a computer cord.  

Police say the female was able to escape and call for help after Romero fell asleep.

The judge ordered that Romero undergo a diagnostic evaluation at the Department of Corrections.

Romero faces a maximum of 45 and a half years in prison.

The defendant has four previous felony convictions, including one for domestic violence against another victim.

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