Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman has imposed a 30-day jail term on a man who beat up his girlfriend out of jealousy and ran away from police's custody on Tinian.
In an order issued last week, Wiseman gave defendant Hardy M. Roberts credit for one day he already served in jail.
After completing the jail term, the 33-year-old Roberts will be placed on one year of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $100 probation fee, and $25 court assessment fee.
The defendant was required to undergo evaluation for anger management counseling and write a letter of apology to the victim and to all Tinian police and personnel.
Roberts pleaded guilty to assault and battery, and resisting arrest.
According to the plea deal, on Aug. 1, 2011 on Tinian, Roberts punched the victim in the face and grabbed her wrists. The following day, the defendant resisted when Police Officer Eugene Mendiola attempted to arrest him. He later escaped from police's custody.
Detective Barbara K. Arend stated in her report that prior to the incident, Roberts and the victim were drinking with friends at a residence in Marpo Heights II in the evening of Aug. 1, 2011.
Later, the victim borrowed a cellphone from one of her friends and proceeded to the restroom. Roberts followed her and listened to the phone conversations.
Roberts got mad and confronted her why she was talking to that man again. As she tried to explain, the defendant started beating her up.
When police officers came, Roberts ran away.
Police said that, on Aug. 2 early morning, Roberts made several calls to the Tinian police station, saying bad words at all police officers and personnel. The defendant also allegedly threatened to bomb the police station.