Man Arrested for Multiple Charges Witnessed by Landlord


Jason Mercado Valencia was charged with terrorizing as a first-degree felony, criminal mischief as a misdemeanor, and family violence as a misdemeanor.

According to an official magistrate’s report, on October 17, 2022, Valencia harassed his wife and proceeded to break a window at the residence in Yigo. A witness, the landlord, came out of a nearby apartment as Valencia threatened to say that he was going to kill everyone before he left the premises. On the same day, Valencia also attempted to cause harm to his wife. Valencia was found shortly after with a cut on his left hand. According to the report, he does not live in the residence.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.