Archive for Friday, June 22, 2007

Hearing postponed in domestic battery case

June 22, 2007


After a witness didn't appear in court, a judge on Thursday postponed a preliminary hearing for a 40-year-old Douglas County man with a history of domestic battery arrests.

Jeffrey Alan Belaire was arrested last week following an incident in which a woman alleged he attacked her and then held her against her will at a residence in the 1700 block of East 1300 Road. No weapons were involved.

The woman who filed the report had been the victim of a previous domestic battery case against Belaire in 2005.

Belaire had five prior arrests for domestic battery incidents, three of those resulting in convictions. He also has been involved in a disorderly conduct incident.

The woman didn't appear for Thursday's hearing, prompting Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin to reschedule the hearing for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Martin rejected a request to reduce Belaire's bond.

CORRECTION: According to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, Jeffrey Alan Belaire was convicted of only one prior domestic battery charge. In 2005, he was charged with domestic battery, but the charge was dismissed at the victim's request.


TheHeartlessBureaucrat 10 years, 10 months ago

Martin rejected a request to reduce Belaire's bond.

I dunno...I wasn't there...but THAT last sentence doesn't sound like she'll be too lenient.


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