Judge restrains Ontario city councilor from contacting woman after she reports threats

Ontario Councilor Freddy Rodriguez speaks at the Black Lives Matter rally at Ontario City Hall on June 4. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez is a “credible threat” to an Ontario woman and faces bail of up to $50,000 if he violates an order to stay away from her, according to court records.

Malheur Circuit Judge Erin Landis on Thursday, June 4, issued a restraining order directing Rodriguez to have no contact with a woman who said in court filings that Rodriguez “made me fear that I was about to be physically injured.” The Enterprise does not identify victims of abuse.

Rodriguez, 38, has served as a councilor since January 2019.

“I was very fearful of him as he has said that he could harm me and others and would get . . .