Judge Releases Six Domestic Violence Defendants During Presentments

Six domestic violence defendants were released during presentments on Aug. 23. 

A total of 45 defendants appeared before Judge Judith Pipe. 

A domestic violence defendant on probation for simple assault was held after failing to appear for a probation show cause hearing. She is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 7. 

Another defendant was charged with misdemeanor sex abuse and simple assault. He was released and ordered to stay away from the metro stop where the alleged incident occurred and the victim. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 22. 

The six domestic violence defendants’ charges include simple assault, attempted possession of a prohibited weapon, attempted threats to do bodily harm and destruction of property less than $1,000. They were all given stay away orders and one was placed into the High Intensity Supervision Program. They are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 22. 

The presentment hearing for one domestic violence defendant charged with simple assault was rescheduled because he is in the hospital.

Two homicide defendants charged with first-degree murder while armed are in the hospital and are scheduled to come to court after being discharged.

Klein Lawrence allegedly shot Vanessa Brooks-Williams on the 5100 block of Fitch Street, SE, on July 10. Rondez Tibbs allegedly shot Malcolm Johnson on the  2400 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, on July 21.