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Friday, February 26, 2010

[CA] Wife of Deputy Byrd told officers she was thrown, kicked a dozen times, punched 15 to 20 times, threatened with death, and her female friend assaulted

[Tulare County sheriff's deputy Jerry] Byrd, 46, who worked in the Sheriff's Department for 25 years, resigned Feb. 8, a week after his arrest... His wife accused him of throwing her to the ground that morning and kicking her as many as a dozen times, a Visalia police report states. She claimed that Byrd was intoxicated and told her, "I'm going to kill you"... She claimed that her husband pushed her on their bed and punched her 15 to 20 times... 

As usual, there is NO indication in the articles of now what - for her?

Former Tulare County sheriff's deputy pleads to spousal-abuse charge
Visalia Times-Delta
By David Castellon
February 23, 2010
A former Tulare County sheriff’s deputy will be sentenced next month on spousal-abuse charges after pleading no contest. Jerry Byrd entered the plea on two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, along with a misdemeanor battery charge, Monday in Tulare County Superior Court. The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office dropped an additional battery charge as well as a count of making criminal threats. Byrd, 46, who worked in the Sheriff’s Department for 25 years, resigned Feb. 8, a week after his arrest... Judge Darryl Ferguson indicated a possible sentence for Byrd of a year or less in jail for the no-contest plea, but said he would consider the sentence recommendation from the Tulare County Probation Department... [Full article here]

Former Deputy Pleads in Spousal Charges
KMJ Now
by Blake Taylor
February 24, 2010
A former Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy is facing jail time for spousal abuse. Forty-six year-old Jerry Byrd pleaded not contest Monday to two felony counts of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, as well as, one misdemeanor battery charge. Earlier this month -- Byrd's wife told authorities that her husband had thrown her down, punched her and kicked her numerous times on different occasions. Arresting officers said Byrd was so belligerently drunk when he was taken into custody February 1st -- he actually had to be taken to the hospital before being booked. [LINK]

Ex-deputy pleads no contest in Visalia spousal abuse case
Visalia Times-Delta
By David Castellon
February 24, 2010
[Excerpts] ...[Tulare County sheriff's deputy Jerry] Byrd, 46, who worked in the Sheriff's Department for 25 years, resigned Feb. 8, a week after his arrest. He most recently worked in the prisoner-transport division, sheriff's officials said. Superior Court Judge Darryl Ferguson indicated a possible jail sentence of a year or less, but said he would consider the sentencing recommendation from the Tulare County Probation Department. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 18. Although a no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, it is treated as such for the purposes of sentencing. Byrd was arrested Feb. 1 at his Visalia home. His wife accused him of throwing her to the ground that morning and kicking her as many as a dozen times, a Visalia police report states. She claimed that Byrd was intoxicated and told her, "I'm going to kill you"... She claimed that her husband pushed her on their bed and punched her 15 to 20 times, according to the report. Police reported seeing bruises on the woman's back and around an ear. The victim told officers that during an argument a few days earlier, Byrd had grabbed her neck and squeezed. After being kicked Feb. 1, the report states, Byrd's wife left their home. She returned that afternoon with a female friend to pack up some items so she could move out, according to the report. That reportedly triggered another argument in which Byrd shoved the woman into his wife. Both women fled the home and called 911... Police reported finding two guns in Byrd's home: a .357-caliber revolver belonging to him and his deputy's gun, a .20-caliber Glock 22 pistol. The Glock was turned over to the Sheriff's Department after the arrest... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. Sentencing for former Tulare County sheriff's Deputy Jerry Byrd has been postponed until April 14.

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