Assistant AG Covington Arrested for Misdemeanor Assault & Family Violence

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Guam – The Office of the Attorney General says that Assistant Attorney General Devorah L. Covington has returned to work in the Civil/Solicitor Division of the AG’s office after her arrest last Friday on family violence charges.

Spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office Bryan Cruz states in a release that Convington was arrested on misdemeanor family violence and assault charges last Friday August 6th.She was released the following day on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.

Spokesman Cruz also reports that there is a separate ongoing administrative investigation. But because it is a personnel matter is will remain confidential.

According to the Magistrates Complaint, police responded to a disturbance at Convignton’s Tamuning Apartment where her roommate, E.G. Ceralde alleged that Covington had struck her on the side of the head and choked her.

The complaint states that they did not notice any injuries to Ceralde and that she later changed her mind and stated that she did not want to pursue any criminal action against Convington.

However,  Ceralde’s brother, Jerome A. Oliver “corroborated what Ceralde told police.”  As a result, the arrest was made.

Covington’s next scheduled hearing is slated for August 18.