A lawsuit has been filed against Eli James for intentionally causing severe emotional distress to the plaintiff through his extreme and outrageous conduct. The plaintiff claims that James violated an Emergency Protection Order by sending over fifty threatening text messages. James was sentenced to two days in jail and faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for violating a protection order and a felony “Continuous Family Violence” conviction.
The defendant intentionally and recklessly caused severe emotional distress to Peterson by violating the Emergency Protection Order and sending threatening messages.
A recent lawsuit filed by a woman identified as Peterson alleges that the defendant, Eli James, intentionally or recklessly caused her severe emotional distress through a pattern of extreme and outrageous conduct. The incident in question occurred in April 2021 and resulted in James’ third incarceration.
According to the lawsuit, James violated an Emergency Protection Order by sending Peterson over fifty text messages. He also threatened her with physical harm, stating that he wanted to hit her and could end up dumping her, driving away, or knocking her out. These actions allegedly caused Peterson to suffer severe emotional distress.
James was sentenced to two days in jail in May 2021 for violating the protection order. Prior to that, he had already been convicted of “Continuous Family Violence” and sentenced to five years probation. If found guilty of the recent charges, he could have faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
This case highlights the serious consequences of domestic violence, as well as the importance of enforcing and following protection orders. It also serves as a reminder that those who engage in patterns of abusive behavior can face significant legal and financial penalties.