Court takes under advisement a motion to revoke bail for repeat offender
Pago Pago, AMERIAN SAMOA — The High Court is taking under advisement a government motion to revoke bail for William Togiaso.
Prosecutor Laura Garvey said the government feels that Togiaso violated conditions of his release from a previous case filed last year.
On Mar. 20th, Togiaso was re-arrested and charged in District Court with two misdemeanors: public peace disturbance and third degree assault.
According to the government, the defendant was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his brother-in-law during a birthday party at the defendant’s residence. Togiaso was heavily intoxicated when police picked him up in front of his home.
Garvey has asked the court to revoke and forfeit the defendant’s bond.
Defense attorney, Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson said the allegations against his client are based on evidence that was on a piece of paper, but not solid evidence like someone being sworn-in to tell the court what happened.
Anderson said there isn't sufficient evidence from the government to prove its motion, and for that reason, it must be denied.
Garvey fired back and said the government has a copy of the new complaint against Togiaso, which can support the motion.
Togiaso, who is out on a $10,000 surety, has been ordered to comply with conditions of his release, especially the one requiring him to be a law-abiding citizen.