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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

[US][TN] Top Secret Service Agent Garner on trial for domestic attack

Lon Garner, 56, had been the the special agent in charge of the Secret Service Denver office before his arrest last November. His trial started today. He's accused of choking his wife until her ears started to ring and her peripheral vision became dark, of choking her until their son, Lon Jr., struck his father on the head, knocking him down. Garner initially faced a misdemeanor assault charge. The more serious counts were filed "based on the evidence." Christine Garner said she waited almost a year to come forward because her husband threatened he would "eliminate" anyone who tried to ruin his career. A restraining order was issued and he was ordered to stay away from his wife. I don't know if he still is under order to wear a GPS tracking bracelet, but he was before. (Did he put it on?) Garner says he pushed his wife down to defend himself but he denied choking or threatening his wife.

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