Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s Son was Arrested in February on Numerous Charges Stemming from Domestic Issue

Domestic Issue Led to Arrest Son of Assemblymember

Julian Izel Garcia

COACHELLA — A domestic issue led to the Feb. 22 arrest of Julian Izel Garcia, 20, the son of Democratic Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, according to authorities. The younger Garcia was charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor.

The charges range from felony kidnapping and felony false imprisonment to felony inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant and felony grand theft property.

The incident happened at the Assemblymember’s residence on Da Vinci Drive. He was not involved or contacted, according to authorities.

It was described as “boyfriend and girlfriend drama.”

“She tried to go into the house to tell his parents what he did, and he picked her up and took her back outside, (hence the kidnapping charge},” authorities said.

They said it as a “mutual ‘domestic violence’ type of a call with the younger Garcia as the aggressor, authorities said.

“The kidnapping is a ‘technical’ violation in that he intentionally moved her against her will,” authorities said. “She had some cuts and bruises, and he broke her cellphone. He took her cellphone, so she had to go to a neighbor’s house to call 911.”

Authorities said they cannot release the 911 call.

Garcia chose not to seek reelection in November saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. During that announcement he described his son as a “talented, creative young adult.”

The elder Garcia faced similar charges in 2005 when he was arrested on a felony charge of domestic violence, misdemeanor child endangerment, and possession of marijuana.


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