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Lodi man allegedly held woman against her will for two days

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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:00 am

A Lodi man was jailed on suspicion of false imprisonment and domestic violence after allegedly holding a woman against her will for two days.

Justin Ray Ballard, 30, was arrested off Taylor Road on Tuesday after a short run from San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies.

On Sunday he and the victim got into an argument in the 15000 block of North Hilde Lane because she didn't have money for Ballard to use to buy marijuana, according to a Sheriff's report.

Ballard got mad, grabbed her throat and hit her hard enough to leave welts on her chest, according to the report. He allegedly threw her into a wall, where the top of her head struck a nail that cut her scalp.

Then he allegedly threw a handball at her.

When she began retreating to her bedroom, Ballard grabbed her by the back of the neck, threw her to the floor and kicked her several times in the lower legs, resulting in multiple injuries, the report says.

When the victim tried to leave the home, Ballard allegedly threatened to beat her if she left. For the next two days, he On Tuesday morning, Ballard let her go to work, deputies said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Dave Konecny declined to give further information about the victim, including her age or the extent of her injuries, saying it was to protect her identity.

She contacted law enforcement, and Ballard ran when deputies went to his home north of Taylor Road, just outside of Lodi city limits off Lower Sacramento Road.

He was found hiding behind a warehouse, and he tried to flee. Deputies used "minimal force" to detain Ballard, and he was taken to jail.

Ballard is being held in the county jail on $103,000 bail and is expected to appear in court today.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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16 comments:

  • posted at 11:28 am on Wed, Mar 3, 2010.

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    Fatbouy, are you Justin? And for the record, the only reason that person was called out on his spelling, was because he was calling someone else out on theirs hello. Glass house, stones??

     
  • posted at 6:15 am on Wed, Mar 3, 2010.

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    I ALSO NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND SPELL CORRECTLY,SORRY?

     
  • posted at 6:11 am on Wed, Mar 3, 2010.

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    ABOUT JUSTIN BALLARD,I VE KOWN HIM SINCE HE WAS 17 AND HE HAS MENTAL PROBLEMS THAT ARE FROM CHILD NEGLECT AND ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF HIS PIECE A CRAP FATHER AND HIS USLESS SLUT OF A MOTHER SORRY MOM BUT ITS TRUE!SO KEEP IT REAL HERE AND PRINT THE TRUTH AND AS FOR HIS GIRLFRIEND WHOM I HAVE HAD THE MISFORTUNE METTING IS NO BETTER THAN JUSTINS PARENTS,JUSTIN NEEDS HELP AND TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS ITS TIME TO GROW UP JUSTIN!NOW YOUR IN DEEP CACA! I HOPE THIS GETS PRINTED CAUSE IPERSONALLY CAN PROVE EVERY WORD I SAY SO LETS SEE WHERE FREDOM OF SPEECH AND PRESS GETS ,GOD WILLING?

     
  • posted at 1:42 pm on Mon, Mar 1, 2010.

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    Sorry Dogs, but someone who graduates sixth grade should really know how to spell grammar.

     
  • posted at 3:27 am on Fri, Feb 26, 2010.

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    Mommy has to be a Stockton Mommy.

     
  • posted at 2:36 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    I don't think I've ever seen the comb-over game played so badly.

     
  • posted at 2:15 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    mommy all anyone knows is what they read in the newspaper. You seem to know more, and BTW, from your spelling and grammer did you finish the 6th grade? I`m rather surprised Richie let your post stand. Are you a relative of the banjo player from Deliverance?

     
  • posted at 1:16 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    I don't think this guy was smoking pot for medical reasons, unless it was to treat hair loss or something.I also think this guy was on something more potent than pot. I hope this woman doesn't go back to him once he's released. That happens all too often.

     
  • posted at 12:10 pm on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Minimal force was used in the apprehension of Justin Ray Ballard, define minimal force, either a K-9 or Tazer. Both are very affective and minimal rather than being hit with a baton that will break bones and leave a person battered and brused for weeks.

     
  • posted at 11:13 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Nice Hair.

     
  • posted at 9:54 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Marijauna ain't the main player here. This guy is a TWEEEEEEKKKK!!

     
  • posted at 4:56 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Then he allegedly threw a handball at her. OMG

     
  • posted at 4:39 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    More details since yesterday's breaking news. But still more questions abound.

     
  • posted at 4:10 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Hard to read or not, this is a good story. This idiot did all this to get his marijuana??? Just what we need to legalize this crap. What would people do if the crap was legal and they didn't have money for it? Is legalization the key? I don't think so.

     
  • posted at 3:27 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Same story as yesterday.

     
  • posted at 1:48 am on Thu, Feb 25, 2010.

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    this story is almost completely unreadable. please fix your broken sentences!

     

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