Judge Releases Four Domestic Violence Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge released four domestic violence defendants during presentments on Aug. 6.

In total, 24 total defendants were presented before the court. 

The charges for the released defendants included simple assault, second-degree theft and attempted unauthorized use of a vehicle. One defendant who was previously charged with simple assault returned to court on a bench warrant due to failure to appear for a status hearing. 

Judge Judith Pipe issued stay away orders for two of the released defendants. The released defendants are scheduled to return to court on Aug. 27 and Nov. 12.