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October 13, 2015: Burbank Couple Charged with Child Abuse After Drugs, Live Grenade Found in Home

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 44-year-old man and his wife were charged today with child abuse after Burbank police discovered a live hand grenade and illegal drugs in their home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Peter Jacquin (dob 12/12/70) and Deborah Charves (dob 5/7/71), both of Burbank, face two felony counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance: heroin and methamphetamine; and one felony count each of possession of destructive device: hand grenade; and child abuse.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty today in case GA097308 and are scheduled to return on Nov. 3 in Department 1 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Burbank Branch, for a hearing to set a date for a preliminary hearing.

Police discovered the drugs and grenade in the home also shared by the couple’s 10-year-old son, prosecutors said.

Bail was set at $155,000 for Jacquin and $130,000 for Charves.

If convicted as charged, Jacquin faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years and four months in state prison and Charves eight years and four months in state prison.

The Burbank Police Department continues to investigate the case.