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Friday, July 24, 2009

[MD] District Atty. dropped ALL of "resigned" Deputy Arnold's cop-on-cop dv charges yet assures, "It has not gone away"?

...Joel Arnold, 32, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and malicious destruction of property... "It is still being investigated by my office"...

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DORCHESTER CONTINUES INVESTIGATION INTO DEPUTY ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
Bethany Beach Wave
By Sharahn D. Boykin
July 23, 2009
[Excerpts] Charges against a former deputy accused of choking and threatening his girlfriend were dropped, but the case hasn't gone away, according to the Dorchester County State's Attorney's Office. Joel Arnold, 32, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and malicious destruction of property after a verbal disagreement with his girlfriend allegedly turned physical in April. Arnold submitted a letter of resignation to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office a little more than a week after the incident. The state dismissed the charges in May. "It has not gone away," said the prosecutor, Dorchester State's Attorney William Jones. "It is still being investigated by my office"... At about 4 a.m., the victim woke up to Arnold yelling at someone over the phone, according to court documents. She asked who he was talking to. Eventually, he admitted he was on the phone with his "estranged" wife... Arnold became upset when they started to argue again, according to police interviews with the victim. He allegedly grabbed her by the neck, with two hands, and started choking her... After she broke free, Arnold allegedly grabbed her by the neck a second time... [Full article here]
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