Kingston Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Girlfriend With ShotgunAug 16th, 2013 | By Jay Long | Category: Featured Articles
A 27 year old Kingston man, with a history of domestic violence, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 8, 2013 after pleading guilty to kidnapping his girlfriend and threatening her with a loaded shotgun.
The incident occurred on March 26, 2013 after Uriah Weaver confronted his girlfriend over cell phone usage, according to Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright. During the argument, Weaver is said to have taking the woman’s phone and breaking it and while the woman was out of the house allegedly shot the phone in the presence of the couple’s 18 month old daughter. When the woman returned, Weaver put the gun to her head, racked it and threatened to shoot her.
Weaver also admitted in Ulster County Court that he beat his girlfriend with the butt of the shotgun at his Kingston home.
Initially after the assault, the woman tried to leave with her daughter but was prevented from doing so by Weaver, who once again threatened to shoot her and their daughter.
The woman was able to escape with her daughter and report the incident to Kingston Police. Weaver was arrested a short time after.
During the ordeal, the woman suffered a fractured rib, a liver laceration and several bruises, was treated at Kingston Hospital and later transferred to Albany Medical Center.