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Friday, July 3, 2009

[NC] Officer Eldridge charged for kicking his (beloved?) wife's head, and it's not the first domestic incident

...[WILMINGTON POLICE OFFICER JAMES] ELDRIDGE WAS CHARGED WITH KICKING HIS WIFE IN THE HEAD AND GRABBING HER ARMS... THE REPORT ALSO SHOWS A GUN WAS INVOLVED... THERE IS A PRIOR HISTORY OF DOCUMENTED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATIONS BETWEEN ELDRIDGE AND THE VICTIM...



In the video Director Of Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter Renee Mcgill-Cox says of "typical" abusers and victims,
"People don't
realize that
these people
love
each other."

A man who kicks a woman in the head does NOT love her and it's deadly to reinforce that idea in a victim. How can Wilmington be ready to protect an officer's wife if that is their assessment of general domestic violence?

Wilmington Police Department is doing an in-house investigation.

WILMINGTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING HIS WIFE
By: News 14 Carolina
07/02/2009
[Excerpts] A Wilmington police officer has been arrested in Brunswick County, charged with assaulting his wife. Brunswick County deputies arrested Officer James Eldridge on Tuesday after an incident in Leland. Arrest warrants show the assault happened at Eldridge's home. The report also shows a gun was involved, but it's not clear in what way. Court documents also showed that Eldridge was charged with kicking his wife in the head and grabbing her arms... Eldridge remains in the Brunswick County jail. [Full article here]

WILMINGTON POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A FEMALE
StarNewsOnline.com
July 2, 2009
[Excerpts] ...A domestic violence form filed in connection with the case says a gun was involved in the incident, but doesn't say how. The form also identifies the victim as Eldridge's spouse. The form says there is a prior history of documented domestic violence allegations between Eldridge and the victim. But there was no restraining order in place at the time of the incident, the form says... After his arrest, Eldridge was put on leave without pay, pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the police department... His bond was set at $5,000, and he waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. [Full article here]
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5 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    This story has not been told in full details. This officer has been charged without a true victim. His wife is standing by him and has denied any wrong doing. False accusations were made to District Attorney vis personal vendetta.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    This officer has an outstanding personnel record and is a loving father and mentor for many. Brunswick county sherrifs department should dimiss all charges and refrain from bullying there so called victim (Mr. Eldridge wife). This is a strong faith based family and God will correct this injustice.

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  3. Please, you sound dumb making that comment. Evidence show that this "loving father and mentor" has been abusing his spouse for years. I'm not sure where you get your information from but I know first hand. I would stand by my man too if I was scared as hell of him, as she seems to be! Brunswick County sherif department was only doing their job so the comment made about them bullying the victim is also false. If anyone is a bully it is Mr Eldridge and I'm glad he lost his job over this because we don't need a monster like him calling himself a police officer! A real man would never ever put his hands on a woman, which is a proven fact that he did.

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  4. You should really get a life. I'm sure you know nothing of the facts. How could you be glad a man lost his ability to provide for his family behind backwoods policing. Refrain from showing your ignorance in the future. There was so much more to this case that was not told. If ever you want to know the facts, go to the source directly

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  5. Well said, in this economy noone should lose their jobs. Even police officers are human in nature. And can lose their tempers as well, but I know first hand that the prosecutors office would try to make an example out of an officer to prove a point to the public. That's so sad but true, believe me, I know. So know the facts before you judge this man. I hope that he's back on the force protecting you and I. God Bless!

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