Judge Releases Eight Domestic Violence Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge released eight domestic violence defendants during presentments on July 14.

In total, 25 defendants were presented before the court. 

The charges for the domestic violence defendants include simple assault, possession of a prohibited weapon, attempted possession of a prohibited weapon, threats to do bodily harm, attempted threats to do bodily harm and second-degree theft.

Judge Judith Pipe issued stay-away orders for four of the released defendants. Three other defendants were given a no Harassment, Assault, Threaten or Stalk order. One defendant received neither.

Seven of the defendants are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 3. The other defendant will return to court on July 22.