Morgantown man convicted in domestic incident and could face more than 25 years in prison

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. A Morgantown man has been found guilty by Monongalia Circuit Court Judge Cindy Scott in connection with a domestic incident from March 2021 and could face more than 25 years in prison.

A Morgantown woman was letting a friend out of her apartment when Robert Peacher, 33, forced his way in while the door was open.

Once inside, Peacher began to punch the victim in the face and chase her around a kitchen island. The victim told police that Peacher then pulled out a large folding knife he had been known to carry. At one point, both ended up on the floor, with Peacher slamming the victim’s face into the floor. Peacher then put his hands around the victim’s throat.

During the assault, Peacher grabbed the victim’s genitals, pulled her hair, and slapped her before she used her watch to call 911.

Peacher has been found guilty of burglary, second-degree sexual assault, strangulation, domestic battery, and harassment.

A sentencing date will be set in the future.

The case was prosecuted by Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Gabrielle Mucciola and investigated by the Morgantown Police Department with assistance from Karl Streyle.