KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville man who had beforehand appeared on the present, “90 Day Fiancé” has been convicted by a Knox County jury for a domestic abuse incident involving his then-fiancée in June 2019 through which he had been going through a number of expenses. The sufferer had suffered a concussion from the person’s assault.
In line with the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office, Geoffrey Ian Paschel, 44, was convicted of aggravated kidnapping, home assault and interference with emergency calls. Judge Kyle Hixson revoked Paschel’s bond and ordered him to be taken into custody.
“With October being Home Violence Consciousness Month, I hope that this conviction exhibits victims that we are going to battle for them and maintain their abuser accountable,” mentioned Knox County District Legal professional Normal Charme Allen. “Victims of home abuse can contact the Household Justice Middle for sufferer providers, and members of the group also can contact them to see how they will help finish home violence.”
The Knox County Sheriff’s Workplace responded on the night time of June 9, 2019, to a name for a home disturbance within the Rocky Hill neighborhood of West Knoxville, the place the sufferer advised officers Paschel had assaulted her in her house.
The sufferer shared with deputies that Paschel had grabbed her by the neck and slammed her head towards the wall a number of occasions, threw her to the bottom and dragged her. She additionally mentioned Paschel had taken her telephone and didn’t permit her to depart the residence, however she was capable of flee to a neighbor’s home after Paschel had fallen asleep. The sufferer had a number of bruises, cuts, abrasions and was later identified with a concussion.
Throughout Paschel’s trial this week, he testified that the sufferer’s bruises have been self-inflicted. The DA’s workplace famous in its launch that the jury discredited his testimony and located him responsible as charged.
The DA’s workplace additionally mentioned Friday that aggravated kidnapping is a Class B felony and due to Paschel’s legal historical past, Paschel is taken into account a Vary II offender going through a sentence between 12-20 years in jail with out the potential for parole.
Paschel additionally has convictions out of Blount County for possession with intent to promote a Schedule I managed substance and possession with intent to promote Schedule II cocaine. He additionally has two federal drug trafficking convictions out of the Jap District of Texas.
Paschel is about to be sentenced Dec. 3.
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