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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

[NH] Police Sgt. / Ex-Chief Guthrie and wife Karin charged with assaulting son

..."The indication is the boy just submitted in hopes of getting it over quicker"... "..."He was prevented from going to school for couple days because of the injuries..."

...Mrs. Guthrie is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly watching her husband assault her son and not taking any steps to report it...

FORMER POLICE CHIEF, WIFE CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING BOY
Police Say Man Used Flashlight To Hit Teen
WMUR - Apr 17, 2009
April 17, 2009
[Excerpts] A former police chief and his wife have been arrested and accused of assaulting their teenage son. Police said Anthony and Karin Guthrie physically assaulted the 16-year-old boy earlier this month... "Things got a little heated, a little out of hand, and she took a belt and slapped him across the face once or twice," said Washington Chief Steven Marshall. Anthony Guthrie was the police chief in Washington until a few years ago. He's now a police sergeant at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Manchester. Marshall said Anthony Guthrie used his flashlight to hit the boy. "The allegation is the police flashlight was used to hit him in the leg," Marshall said. The husband and wife were both charged with simple assault. Manchester police have become involved after receiving a separate complaint from a fellow officer at the VA... Marshall said both Guthries work at the hospital in Manchester and took the teenager there instead of school for a few days. "He was prevented from going to school for couple days because of the injuries, and he felt it wasn't appropriate his parents were taking him to the medical center," Marshall said. Police said school officials were alerted to the alleged abuse after the boy missed several days. Investigators said his injuries were also apparent. "Significant bruising. The school nurse located it and documented it for us," Marshall said. The Department of Children, Youth and Families is involved in the case, and the boy has been placed in foster care. The Guthries are scheduled to be arraigned on May 5. [Full article here]

EX-POLICE CHIEF, WIFE FACE CHARGES

The Union Leader
New Hampshire Sunday News
By Nancy West
Friday, Apr. 17, 2009
[Excerpts] A Veterans Administration Medical Center police sergeant and his wife were arrested yesterday in connection with an April 2 assault on her teenage son... Mrs. Guthrie is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly watching her husband assault her son and not taking any steps to report it, Marshall said. The teen is Mr. Guthrie's stepson. "The indication is the boy just submitted in hopes of getting it over quicker," Marshall said. Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie were both released yesterday on $5,000 personal recognizance bail, Marshall said... [Full article here]

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