Man sent to jail for domestic battery |

Man sent to jail for domestic battery

Staff Reports

A 43-year-old Minden man was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail after he defied a court order to stay away from his wife, returning to their apartment a second time and striking her on the back of the head with a fan.

The 27-year-old victim required four stitches.

Abraham Samuels Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery stemming from the Sunday and Monday incidents.

On Sunday, the victim said he grabbed her by the shirt, threw her on a couch and grabbed her around the neck. He was arrested, appeared in court Monday on the charge and was ordered to stay away from the victim.

But he returned to the apartment later that day.

The woman called the sheriff’s office and urged deputies to come quickly. While she was on the telephone Samuels hit her on the back of the head, knocked her to the floor and threatened to kill her, according to reports.

He fled before deputies arrived.

After she was treated for her injuries, deputies accompanied her back to the County Road apartment while she picked up items for herself and her two children. She said she had received a call from her husband and believed he was hiding in a shed outside the apartment. Deputies found him under a couch.

Samuels was jailed on $100,000 bail.

East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl sentenced him to two consecutive six-month-terms in Douglas County Jail on Wednesday.

EnEarl rejected a recommendation that one six-month sentence be suspended.

— A 25-year-old Indian Hills woman was arrested April 18 on a charge of driving under the influence for the third time in less than seven years.

Deputies said Rebecca Elizabeth Peters backed out of her Carnelian Way driveway into the path of a patrol car about 10:45 p.m. She drove through a stop sign at Mica Drive and Vista Grande Boulevard before deputies were able to initiate a traffic stop.

She said she’d had four beers, and a preliminary test showed a blood-alcohol content of .188, more than twice the legal limit for driving in Nevada.

Her record indicated prior convictions for driving under the influence on Nov. 28, 2001 in East Fork Township and July 13, 2000 in Carson City.

If convicted of a third offense in seven years, she faces a mandatory prison term.

— The owner of a Gardnerville pawn shop was treated for a hand injury Tuesday after a handgun discharged, wounding the ring finger on his left hand.

He told deputies the weapon, a .38-caliber Colt special, fell on the floor and discharged after he placed it on a counter.