Londonderry man sentenced to jail time following standoff
LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry man who was arrested earlier this month following a five-hour standoff on Ash Street has been sentenced to six months in prison.
William Silva, 44, pleaded guilty to several charges of criminal threatening and a charge of resisting arrest during an appearance in Derry Circuit Court Monday morning.
Londonderry Police Prosecutor Kevin Coyle said Silva would likely serve 75 days in Rockingham Country Jail, with the remainder of his sentence suspended on the condition of good behavior.
Silva was arrested April 4 after allegedly brandishing a hatchet and knife and threatening to kill several members of his household.
Police said Silva had returned home late the previous evening and, apparently upset following a physical altercation he’d gotten into in Manchester that day, barricaded himself in a bedroom after threatening his girlfriend and her family.
Members of the police Special Operations Unit arrested him several hours later and he was held on $50,000 cash bail in the days leading up to his court appearance.