22 Feb 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
THE Tinian Department of Public Safety arrested a 35-year-old man who, police said, twisted his wife’s leg and kicked their nine-year-old child.
Gregory Cabrera Cing appeared in the courtroom of Superior Court Associate Joseph N. Camacho for a bail hearing on Tuesday. The defendant was charged with child abuse and two counts of assault and battery.
The judge imposed a $10,000 cash bail on Cing, but he was released to a third-party custodian, his brother Vincent, after posting $1,000 cash and a $9,000 appearance bond.
Cing was ordered to stay away from his wife and child.
At the bail hearing, Cing was represented by Assistant Public Defender Benjamin Haile — not Hale as earlier reported — while Assistant Attorney General Frances Demapan appeared for the government.
Cing was ordered to return to court on Feb. 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. for a preliminary hearing, and on March 5, at 9 a.m., for his arraignment.
Tinian police said on Monday at 12:19 a.m., they received a call from a minor child stating that her parents were fighting
When officers arrived at the scene, Cing’s wife told them that she and her husband were arguing about a domestic-violence complaint from the previous week which also led to the defendant’s arrest.
The wife said Cing was angry and told her and their child to leave their shared residence.
She told police that she packed her things and was leaving when Cing came face to face with her. She said he pushed her, preventing her from leaving. As he continued pushing, she said she fell backwards on the couch.
While on the couch, she said Cing grabbed her left leg with both hands and began to twist it, causing her to turn until she was face down and on her stomach. She said it was painful.
In a separate interview, the child told police that she saw her father twisting her mother’s leg. The child said Cing instructed her to call the police and tell them that her mother was hurting him, but the minor child told him that he was the one hurting her mother.
She said Cing then kicked her on her. That’s when she called the police.
Police said when they arrived at the residence, Cing hid on the second floor and officers had to look for him. When they found him, he moved to the edge of the balcony and told the officers that he wanted all of them to get off his property or he would jump.
The minor child told police that prior to the previous incident on Feb. 12, she and her mother arrived home at 10 p.m. and discovered that they were locked out of the house.
She told police that her mom and dad began arguing and it escalated until it turned physical.
The minor said he saw Cing punch her mother in the stomach, pick her up and throw her to the ground. She said when her mother got up, Cing pushed her causing her to hit the concrete counter and chip her front tooth.
In their report regarding the Feb. 12 incident, police said Cing had bloodshot eyes and “emitted a smell of alcohol from his breath.”
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102424-man-arrested-in-domestic-violence-case