Judge Releases Four Domestic Violence Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge released four domestic violence defendants during presentments on Aug. 10.

In total, 26 defendants were presented before the court. 

The charges for the released defendants include simple assault and destruction of property less than $1,000. One released defendant, who was previously charged with attempted threats to do bodily harm, threat to kidnap or injure a person, simple assault and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon, returned to court on a bench warrant that was issued after he failed to appear at a status hearing.

Judge Judith Pipe issued stay away orders for three of the released defendants.

The released defendants are scheduled to return to court on Aug. 17 and Nov. 16.