...Joel Arnold, 32, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and malicious destruction of property... "It is still being investigated by my office"...
- [MD] Deputy Arnold charged with cop-on-cop domestic violence charges - Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy Joel Arnold was arrested last Monday for allegedly choking his police officer girlfriend, keeping her from leaving the house they share, and threatening to kill her...
- [MD] "Resigned" Deputy Arnold walks away clean from charges he used both hands to choke his police officer girlfriend - ...I put quote marks around "resigned" in the title because when there is any merit to the allegations that an officer used two hands to choke his police officer girlfriend and hurled terroristic threats at her in the same fight, if he's going to leave the department he should be FIRED... Arnold's 4 charges were dropped without explanation to the public that pays the law enforcement officers.
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]
[police officer involved domestic violence law enforcement maryland repeat teflon lethal]