2016-11-17 / Courts

Weaver pleads not guilty to felony counts

A 30-year-old Traverse City man waived his preliminary examination Tuesday on charges of home invasion and domestic violence and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court.

Robert S. Weaver pleaded not guilty to felony charges of home invasion, second degree, and interfering with electronic communications. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of aggravated domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property.

The charges stem from a June incident in which Weaver allegedly entered the Leelanau Township home of his parents and threatened to kill his father and struck him several times. He is also alleged to have taken a phone away from his mother when she tried to call for help.

Weaver is also facing felony charges of possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime after the material was allegedly found on his cell phone, which was confiscated and analyzed following the June incident.

He was arraigned in October in 86th District Court on those charges.

Weaver was found competent to stand trial after a competency exam done in June.

He is currently being held on two 10 percent, $50,000 bonds.

His next court date has not yet been set.

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