Sentence Imposed in Estranged Newton Couple’s Armed January Confrontation

A 33 year old Newton man arrested January 12th after an armed confrontation with his estranged wife at Hunter’s Run Apartments…has been sentenced to 2 years probation and given two 855-dollar civil penalties. Court records show 33 year old Paul Serrano has also been ordered by District Associate Judge Steven Holwerda, to complete a Batterer’s Program and undergo a psychological evaluation and any recommended treatment. He pleaded guilty to Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon and 1st Offense Domestic Assault with Use of a Weapon. Two counts of Child Endangerment were dismissed. Newton Police say Paul and Cheyenne Serrano both displayed a gun during their confrontation around 8:30 that Thursday night, at the 821 South 13th Avenue East Apartment complex. Newton Police said Paul Serrano admitted he had a gun when he threatened a man staying with his wife and children. His wife allegedly confessed to going into their apartment and getting her gun, and confronting her estranged husband with it. Officers say Cheyenne also admitted punching her husband in the face.  Police noted the confrontation was outside but near the apartment….while their 4 year old son and 8 year old daughter were in the kitchen. Police also claim Cheyenne lied about her children’s whereabouts as the Department of Human Services was doing an emergency removal of the children. She’s currently free on a 2-thousand dollar bond facing 2 counts of Child Endangerment, and charges of Domestic Assault with Injury, Domestic Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, and Interference with Official Acts. A jury trial in her case has been set for January 8th.