A jury found Defendant Levester Wallace Jr. guilty of felony domestic violence causing injury and felony false imprisonment by violence.
On February 25, 2019, Jane Doe returned home after a night out with her cousins. When she got home, Defendant Wallace grabbed her by the hair and demanded her phone and whereabouts. Defendant released her but followed her into the bedroom closet where he punched her in the head and strangled her to the point that she almost lost consciousness.
When he released her, Ms. Doe ran for the front door of the apartment, but the defendant physically blocked the door and did not let her leave. Ms. Doe thought she was going to die so she jumped out of their third-floor apartment window. She landed on the concrete below and shattered both of her heels and sustained a compression fracture to her spine.
The case was prosecuted by DDA Monica Brock, with assistance from Inspector Rich Niven and Victim Witness Advocate Erica Chavis.
The defendant is expected to be sentenced on September 8, 2022.