A 32-year-old Kapaa man was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation for first-degree terroristic threatening, abuse of a family or household member, and third-degree assault from incidents occurring on Dec. 19, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.
Kauai Police arrested Jonathan Peacock after receiving a 911 call, in which the victim stated that Peacock hit her in the face, choked her by the neck, and threatened her with a handgun. The victim was seen running from the scene as police arrived.
Prosecutors argued that extended incarceration was warranted due to the level of violence, Peacock’s intoxication, and the usage of a firearm in a threatening manner.
The judge agreed and stated those factors warranted a full year in jail despite Peacock’s lack of previous criminal history.
“We are pleased with the sentence handed down. Domestic violence is a plague in our community that we need to defeat. We take it very seriously and we will continue to vigorously prosecute those who prey on individuals who are supposed to be in positions of care and trust to them,” Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar said.
Peacock was being held in custody at the Kauai Community Correctional Center since Jan. 1 in lieu of $10,000 bail.