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Saturday, March 29, 2008

[SC] Officer Metts violated order, broke down door, and beat up his ex-wife again [reportedly].

..."Mr. Metts requested a PR bond, and I gave that to him," [Orangeburg County Chief Magistrate Sam] Daily said. "Since then, I have learned that there have been other charges"... Immediately after that initial arrest, ODPS Chief Wendell Davis announced Metts had been fired... In the latest incident, Metts’ ex-wife called police saying a man called her saying he was “coming to get me”...

Previous entry: [SC] Officer Metts fired after slapping wife several times in public
...Metts' ex-wife said he pulled her from a friend's vehicle and pushed her against it, according to an ODPS incident report. She said he then slapped her across the face several times. Her friend backed up the story, the report said. The responding officer said when he arrived at the scene, Metts walked up to him and said, "Bo, I f----- up. Take me to jail"...

Bond revoked for former city officer facing 2 CDV counts
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC
By RICHARD WALKER
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Bond was revoked during the second of two court hearings held Friday afternoon for a former law enforcement officer charged with two counts of criminal domestic violence. Orangeburg County Chief Magistrate Sam Daily revoked a $5,000 personal recognizance bond he placed on 38-year-old Dwayne Metts two weeks ago. "Mr. Metts requested a PR bond, and I gave that to him," Daily said. "Since then, I have learned that there have been other charges"... A former Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer, Metts was fired two weeks ago from that agency after being charged with first-offense criminal domestic violence. SLED handled the March 14 case since the alleged incident occurred within city limits... The former police officer was released on the personal recognizance bond as set by Daily with the stipulation that he stay away from his ex-wife. Then early Thursday, Metts' was arrested after his ex-wife reported a man kicked in her door and struck her in the face repeatedly. Since the first charge has not been adjudicated in court, Metts was again charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence, He was also charged with first-degree burglary in connection with the alleged forced entry of the Cope area home... The first criminal domestic violence charge two weeks ago could result in a sentence of up to 30 days. Authorities have the option of upgrading Thursday's charge of domestic violence to second offense, which would carry a sentence of 30 days to a year in prison, if convicted. A first-degree burglary charge can carry a sentence of life in prison... [Full article here]

Former officer faces new domestic charges
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC
By RICHARD WALKER
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A former Orangeburg police officer fired two weeks ago after he was charged with criminal domestic violence has been arrested again. Albert Dwayne Metts, 38, of 885 Edisto Drive, has been charged with first-degree burglary and a second count of first-offense criminal domestic violence involving a second alleged physical altercation with his ex-wife. “Any time you get charged with assaulting a woman, you’re going to get arrested,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said. “Being a former law enforcement officer gives him no leverage or upper hand in his committing the crime”... Immediately after that initial arrest, ODPS Chief Wendell Davis announced Metts had been fired as a public safety officer... In the latest incident, Metts’ ex-wife called police around 3:50 a.m. Thursday, saying a man called her saying he was “coming to get me,” according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The Cope woman called the subject’s mother “in hope that she could talk him out of coming, with negative results,” the report states. She claimed the man then came to her home, kicking in the door after getting no response to knocking. She said he grabbed her and pushed her up against a wall, where he struck her “repeatedly about the head and left side of her face,” the report indicates. The woman managed to free herself and call 911. When she did so, the man fled. However, as county deputies were taking the woman’s statement, the man returned and was taken into custody, the report said... Bond was set on Metts at $5,000 surety Thursday morning, the maximum dollar amount for a CDV charge... [Full article here]

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to Orangeburg, South Carolina, where police harass, and intimidate and prosecutors falsify evidence, Certain Magistrates go by their own law as it fits them to serve their best intrest and friends.

    Finally one of them is caught. There needs to be a citizen watch board looking at the government officials and Law enforcement. The old adage is true, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” needs only to look at law enforcement community as well as the bureaucrats and government officials as liken unto the HUD Secretary Etc.

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