Man accused of threatening domestic violence victim

Cary Ashby • Feb 5, 2013 at 9:07 PM

A Norwalk man is accused of threatening a domestic violence victim while police escorted him out of his home Sunday.

David A. Peterson, 48, of 205 W. Main St., is charged with domestic violence. The first-degree misdemeanor reportedly involves a 49-year-old female family member.

"She was injured, but I don't think she sought any medical treatment. According to (police) reports, she was not taken to the hospital," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said. "She had scrapes to her right hand and wrist."

Norwalk police received a call of a domestic disturbance at Peterson's home at 10 p.m.

After Peterson was taken into custody and being walked out of the residence, "he made a threatening statement to (the victim)," Christophel said.

The suspect initially was charged with intimidation at the scene plus domestic violence.

"He originally was being held on that (intimidation) charge, but we didn't formally charge him (Monday)," Christophel said.

When asked to explain why he declined to charge Peterson, Christophel said he based his decision on his review of the police reports. The prosecutor declined to elaborate.

Peterson was arrested and transported to the Huron County Jail.

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