Judge Holds One Domestic Violence Defendant During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held one domestic violence defendant and released three others during presentments on July 16.

In total, 28 defendants were presented before the court. 

The held domestic violence defendant is charged with threat to kidnap or injure a person, simple assault, attempted threats to do bodily harm and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon. Judge Judith Pipe decided to hold the defendant because she said there were no conditions that would ensure the community’s safety if he were released. The defendant is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 3.

The charges for the released domestic violence defendants include simple assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, destruction of property less than $1,000, attempted possession of a prohibited weapon and attempted threats to do bodily harm. 

Judge Pipe issued stay away orders for all of the released defendants. They are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 5 and 10. 

A sex abuse defendant who had a bench warrant issued for their arrest due to a probation violation was released. The defendant is on probation for misdemeanor sex abuse, and is scheduled to return to court on July 30.