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Sunday, January 13, 2008

[PA] Where are Fire Chief Owen's DV charges?

...When a police officer arrived at Owen's Enola home, he heard a scream... then saw Owen struggling with his wife... The officer told Owen to release the woman, but the fire chief did not respond... The officer then tried unsuccessfully to separate the couple...

SO PEOPLE, WHERE OH WHERE ARE FIRE CHIEF OWEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES? DOES ASSAULTING HIS WIFE SO FEROCIOUSLY THAT POLICE CAN'T GET HIM OFF OF HER MATTER?

Summerdale fire chief arrested
The Patriot-News
by IRVIN KITTRELL III, Of
January 09, 2008,

Erik Owen, Summerdale fire chief and an East Pennsboro Twp. employee, was arrested Saturday night at his home after he fought with a township police officer responding to a domestic vio­lence call, authorities said.

Owen was arraigned on charges that included assault on a police of­ficer and released, Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed said. He faces a preliminary hearing at a lat­er date.

When a police officer arrived at Owen's Enola home, he heard a scream coming from the front
porch, then saw Owen struggling with his wife, Freed said Wednesday.

The officer told Owen to release the woman, but the fire chief did not respond, Freed said. The officer then tried unsuccessfully to separate the couple, he said.

The officer attempted to use his Taser gun, but Owen grabbed it and struggled with the officer, authorities said.

The officer suffered minor injuries but eventually was able to arrest Owen without using the weapon, Freed said.

Freed said he did not know what led to the altercation between Owen and his wife.

East Pennsboro police, the department that handled the incident, would not comment
Wednesday night.

Police believe they did their job, Freed said.

Owen works for the East Pennsboro Public Works Department. Freed said Owen has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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