Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Troy Peirce, 28, of Fairbury was sentenced to the maximum 20 to 60 months in prison for one count of 3rd degree domestic violence, second offense. The repeat offense is a Class IV felony. In addition, he was sentenced to the maximum 12 months in prison on one count of obstructing a peace officer. The sentences will run consecutively.
“Mr. Peirce has a history of violence against women,” said 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.”
In November 2011, Peirce was arrested after local law enforcement responded to a disturbance call in Fairbury. When law enforcement attempted to place Peirce in custody for the outstanding domestic violence warrant, he fled on foot.
Peirce pleaded guilty to the felony domestic violence charge in January 2012. The victim was Peirce’s girlfriend at the time. 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.