A Fairbury man has been sent to prison for repeat offenses of domestic violence.
Friday, Troy Peirce, 28, was given the maximum sentence of 20 to 60 months in prison for his second domestic assault offense. He was also convicted on one count of obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to an additional 12 months behind bars for the obstruction charge.
"Mr. Peirce has a history of violence against women," said Attorney General Jon Bruning. "Domestic abuse is a serious crime with lasting consequences for victims. Today's sentence helps to ensure Mr. Peirce is held accountable for the damage he has done."
Peirce was arrested in November 2011 after local law enforcement responded to a
disturbance call in Fairbury. He tried to run from the scene when officers went to place him in police custody.
Peirce pleaded guilty to the felony domestic violence charge in January 2012.
The victim in Peirce's abuse was his then girlfriend. He was previously convicted of domestic assault of a different woman in Lancaster County.
As part of the 2004 Attorney General's annual legislative package, LB 613 classified domestic assault as a distinct crime and created tougher penalties for repeat offenders.
Assistant Attorney General Greg Ariza handled this case.