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Friday, December 28, 2007

[UT] Accused family menace, Sgt. Spencer

Excerpts from May 2007 news:
Spencer and his wife got into an argument very early on the morning of May 26. He then allegedly beat up his wife with two young children in the house.Spencer’s young step-daughter was then told by her mother to go to a neighbor’s house and call 911, but police say Spencer didn’t allow her to leave and assaulted her as well... Police said the woman AND CHILD suffered bruises and cuts...

Former officer gets trial date in assault
Deseret News, UT
Dec. 22, 2007
FARMINGTON — A former Centerville police officer facing criminal charges accusing him of assaulting his then-wife and daughter during a family fight will go on trial next year. John Spencer, 43, made a brief appearance here in 2nd District Court Friday morning... The judge set a trial beginning Feb. 26. Spencer has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree felony child abuse; domestic violence in the presence of a child and aggravated assault, both third-degree felonies; and interrupting a communications device, a class B misdemeanor...

1 comment:

  1. Cop quits after being accused of assaulting his family
    By Russ Rizzo
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    ...Police said Spencer also broke telephones in the house to keep his wife from calling for help... Spencer, a 16-year veteran of the Centerville Police Department, resigned today, Chief Neal Worsley confirmed. WORSLEY SAID HE WAS AWARE SPENCER WAS HAVING MARITAL PROBLEMS BUT PAST DISPUTES HAD NOT WARRANTED CRIMINAL CHARGES. "Any time you've got a police officer that goes beyond where he should be going, it's shocking for us," Worsley said.


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