Judge Schedules Detention Hearing for Domestic Violence Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a detention hearing for a defendant who violated the terms of his pretrial release. 

The defendant is charged with simple assault, possession of a controlled substance,  attempted second-degree cruelty to children, destruction of property and contempt in two misdemeanor domestic violence cases

During the Feb. 9 status hearing, Judge John McCabe scheduled a detention hearing for March 4 so defense attorney Albert Amissah could have more time to discuss details of his cases with his client. 

On Jan. 27, Judge Maribeth Raffinan issued a bench warrant for the defendant and ordered him taken into custody after the defendant failed to appear in court.

The defendant was previously sentenced to serve six months followed by two years of probation for assault with a dangerous weapon in a felony domestic violence case.

McKenzie Beard wrote this article.