A CNMI probation officer was arrested yesterday for alleged domestic violence, including pointing a gun at his common-law wife.
Probation Officer 1 John Peter Duenas Del Rosario was taken to Superior Court yesterday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault, and disturbing the peace.
Associate Judge David Wiseman reduced to $2,000 cash the $10,000 cash bail that the court initially imposed in issuing the arrest warrant.
Citing the defendant's lack of criminal history and other factors, Wiseman allowed the 33-year-old Del Rosario to post $200 or 10 percent of $2,000.
Detective Peter A. Aldan stated in his report that, on March 2, 2013, a witness called 911 on behalf of Del Rosario's common-law wife to report a domestic violence.
Aldan said investigation showed that during an argument over a car issue, Del Rosario picked up a bin full of hangers and threw it in their room.
Del Rosario allegedly went right up to her face and shouted that he can break her mouth.
Aldan said according to the victim, in November 2012, during their heated argument, Del Rosario allegedly pulled out his issued 9mm pistol out of the closet, pointed it at her, and threatened to kill her.
The probation officer then allegedly turned the gun on himself, pointed it at his head, and stated he was not scared to die.
Del Rosario then allegedly pulled the trigger, but the pistol did not go off.
The wife grabbed Del Rosario's right hand and begged him to put down the gun.
Using her other hand, the wife called Del Rosario's mother and told her about the incident.
The parents came over, but this incident was not reported to the police, according to detective Aldan.