Judge Finds Probable Cause in Domestic Violence Case

A DC Superior Court judge ruled that a domestic violence case has enough evidence to go to trial.

The defendant is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

During the March 4 hearing, an investigator testified that a loaded firearm, along with additional magazines, was found in the defendant’s home during a search. 

Defense attorney Donna Beasley asked Judge Staples to consider releasing the defendant under GPS monitoring in order for him to follow his mental health regimen. 

However, Judge Sean Staples granted the prosecution’s request to hold the defendant at DC Jail.

He denied the victim’s request for release as he deemed the defendant a potential danger to the community. The defendant has picked up various assault charges in the past. 

A felony status conference is scheduled for April 12.