One Domestic Violence Defendant Held During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge released two domestic violence defendants and held one during presentments on July 19.

A total of 41 defendants were presented before the court.

 A domestic violence defendant was charged with four counts of simple assault. He was held due to the seriousness of the accusations and given stay away orders. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 3.  

Two domestic violence co-defendants were charged with cruelty to children. Judge Renee Raymond said officers arrived at their home for a welfare check and found locks on the cabinets and refrigerator along with multiple marks on the children. One of the defendants said that the locks were there to discipline the children after one of them ate cake out of a neighbors trash bin.

Judge Raymond released the two defendants and issued stay away orders from their children and anyone younger than 16-years-old. They are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 1.