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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

[KY] Deputy Hedges arrested for kicking girlfriend in the stomach and explosive device


...Officers rushed to the house on Knob Creek Road in northwest Bullitt County to find that [recently demoted from Cpt., Bullit County Sheriff's Deputy Robert "Bobby" Hedges had allegedly kicked her in the stomach and ripped out a quantity of hair from her head... Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said of Hedges: "I think he was drinking"... They found a pipe bomb attached to an alarm clock in Hedges’ bedroom, and the sheriff’s office called the Louisville Metro Bomb Squad to remove and disable the device... The pipe bomb in the house was disarmed but some neighbors still reported hearing a "boom" -- so what happened with the pipe bomb? "They have a robot go off and it sets off charges to go off, deactivate, go off in a safe way. So there was some charges that went off inside the home...that's what neighbors were hearing," says Sheriff Tinnell... Officers confiscated several guns and rifles from Hedges' home... In a video arraignment Monday morning, Hedges pleaded not guilty to domestic violence and charges of possessing a destructive device...Deputy Hedges will be back in court March 15th...

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Sheriff Arrested for Bomb Possession, Abuse
louisvillemojo.com
February 22, 2010
[Excerpts] Our latest entry in the law enforcement trainwreck sweepstakes: Bullitt County Sheriff Robert Gavin Hedges. At three o'clock in the morning on Sunday, his girlfriend [L.B.] called the police for help to protect her. Officers rushed to the house on Knob Creek Road in northwest Bullitt County to find that Sheriff Hedges had allegedly kicked her in the stomach and ripped out a quantity of hair from her head. When asked for an explanation of the incident by the C-J, fellow Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said of Hedges: "I think he was drinking"... Things only got weirder after investigators obtained a warrant to search Hedges' home. They found a pipe bomb attached to an alarm clock, which Hedges later apparently tried to classify as a mere prop for training in his work with corrections. Be that as it may, the C-J says that the Louisville Metro Bomb Squad had to be called in to remove and disable the device... Hedges worked for Louisville Metro Corrections until three years ago when he switched to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office. The C-J is also reporting he was demoted from Captain three months ago, because of repeatedly not showing up for work... [Full article here


Bomb squad called to home of Sheriff's Deputy charged with domestic violence
WHAS11
by Adrianna Hopkins
Posted on February 21, 2010
Updated February 22, 2010
[Excerpts] The Louisville Metro Bomb Squad was called to Bullitt County at the home of a Sheriff's Deputy. It was a long day that started with a domestic violence charge against a deputy and for the Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, it was especially long. He made the arrest and pressed the charges himself. Early Sunday morning, Thompson arrested one of his own, 44-year-old Robert Hedges. Hedges is charged with 4th degree assault for domestic violence. "Everybody expects policemen to cover up for policemen. We don't do that here,” said Bullitt County Chief Deputy Danny Thompson. Officers confiscated several guns and rifles from Hedges' home. Police say he assaulted his girlfriend of four months. “She alleges that he had kicked her in the stomach and pretty good verbal and physical confrontation,” said Lt. Det. Scotty McGaha... Thompson says it's an unfortunate day when you have to arrest a deputy. “It's never a fun thing, nobody wants to do that. But sometimes you're the guy,” he said. “We don't want to condemn him, but we don't want to condone him either”... [Full article here]

Bullitt Co. deputy charged with assaulting girlfriend, possession of destructive device
WHAS11
Posted on February 22, 2010
Updated February 23, 2010
[Excerpts] A Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy is charged with possession of a destructive device but authorities were first called out to his house for domestic violence. Right now Deputy Bobby Hedges is in custody after his fellow deputies arrested him early Sunday morning. He's charged with assaulting his live-in girlfriend but the Bullitt County sheriff says they found a pipe bomb in his house after his arrest. In a video arraignment Monday morning, Hedges pleaded not guilty to domestic violence and charges of possessing a destructive device. A judge ordered that he seek a mental health evaluation at the VA Hospital by mid-week. Hedges also can't have contact with his girlfriend because she filed a protective order against him. The victim told police that Hedges pulled her hair and kicked her in the stomach Saturday night. He was arrested by Bullitt County authorities at their home, that's when the sheriff says they searched the house and found a pipe bomb inside. The Louisville Metro Bomb Squad was called out to disarm it... "Oh, I was shocked. We like Bobby. He's been a good deputy. So we're as surprised as anybody about his behavior," says Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell. Deputy Hedges will be back in court March 15th. The pipe bomb in the house was disarmed but some neighbors still reported hearing a "boom" -- so what happened with the pipe bomb? "They have a robot go off and it sets off charges to go off, deactivate, go off in a safe way. So there was some charges that went off inside the home...that's what neighbors were hearing," says Sheriff Tinnell. [Full article here]

Bullitt County sheriff's deputy arrested
WAVE3
By Marisela Burgos mburgos@wave3.com
Feb 21, 2010 4:04 PM PST
Updated: Feb 22, 2010 8:52 AM PST
[Excerpts] (WAVE) - A Bullitt County Sheriff's Deputy is facing domestic violence charges. Forty-four-year-old Robert Hedges was arrested Sunday morning and charged with assault and menacing. He is accused of physically abusing his girlfriend at his home on Knob Creek Road. Hedges's girlfriend called 911 around 3 a.m. Feb. 21, claiming she was a victim of domestic violence. "It's a difficult situation to investigate your own people, but you want to make sure that you dot all the Is and cross the Ts with something like that," Chief Deputy Danny Thompson said... Thompson says investigators found the device in one of the bedrooms and checked to make sure there weren't any others. "It's kind of like mice," Thompson said. "If there's one, there may be another, and we don't want to leave knowing there might be"... Thompson says Hedges was intoxicated when he was arrested, but says it is too early to know whether alcohol is a factor in this case. Hedges, who has been with the Bullitt County Sheriff Department for three years, has been suspended without pay. [Full article here]

Bullitt deputy sheriff arrested for assault, possessing bomb
Louisville Courier-Journal
By Emily Hagedorn ehagedorn@courier-journal.com
February 22, 2010
[Excerpts]
A Bullitt deputy sheriff has been arrested and charged with assault and possession of a destructive device after investigators found a pipe bomb in his home... [Robert] Hedges allegedly pulled out some of [his girlfriend's] hair and kicked her in the stomach, Bullitt Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said. “I think he was drinking,” he said. Hedges didn’t undergo a blood alcohol test but was so intoxicated he needed clearance from Jewish Hospital Medical Center South before being housed at the Bullitt County Detention Center, Tinnell said... After interviewing [L.B.], who has lived with him Hedges for about five months, investigators obtained a warrant to search the home, he said. They found a pipe bomb attached to an alarm clock in Hedges’ bedroom, and the sheriff’s office called the Louisville Metro Bomb Squad to remove and disable the device, he said. Hedges told investigators that he used the bomb for training in his work with correction... He was demoted from captain three months ago for missing too many days of work, he said. He has had no disciplinary actions with the office and doesn’t have a criminal record, he said. “We’re disappointed and want him to get whatever help he needs,” Tinnell said. Hedges is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond and must undergo a psychiatric evaluation... [Full article here]
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16 comments:

  1. Has anyone looked into past relationships to find a pattern of crazy yet?

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  2. Guest Post: When Cops are Busted for Domestic Violence by Brooklyn White
    href="http://domesticviolencenews.blogspot.com/2010/02/guest-post-when-cops-are-busted-for.html
    ...A recent domestic violence case that was in the limelight was worse than usual because the criminal belonged to law enforcement – Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Hedges...

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  3. There is a past....trust me!

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  4. New details on Bullitt Co. Deputy arrested
    fox41.com
    Posted: Mar 11, 2010 6:31 PM PST

    New details on a Bullitt County Sheriff's deputy charged with domestic abuse, Deputy Robert Hedges was arrested last month after his girlfriend claimed he kicked her in the stomach.

    According to court records the woman also claimed Hedges had child porn on his computer. But it turns out that wasn't true. Police say they found porn on Hedges computer, but it didn't involve children.

    You'll remember police also found a tear gas grenade inside Hedges home.

    Hedges later resigned from his job with the Sheriffs office. He has pleaded not guilty to assault and possession of an explosive.

    http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=12127739

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  5. Has anyone investigated Judge Rebecca Ward, and the bail set for Officer Hedges? She will be at the Mount Washington Spring Festival in May.

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  6. Why did Judge Rebecca Ward Rucuse herself concerning the case involving Officer Robert (Gavin) Hedges? Why did she set such the bail at $10,000 when a pipe bomb was involved in the domestic violence?

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  7. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    His next date in court in the 11th of May. I would also like to know why the Mount Washington Police Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff did not write ANY report over my brother's 911 call. The person raised his pant's leg and threatened to shoot him dead. Whey is the juistice? NOT HERE NOT NOW--ask me how they lost the pictures of my car wreck? Evidently, they are still floating around in a cop's car.... Go Figure!

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  8. AnonymousMay 08, 2010

    I meant to include on my last post that there was a gun secured underneath his pant's leg on the left side. I wish they would video EVERYTHING response from any police in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Maybe Santa will bring me this one for Christmas. LOL I would post my name if I wasn't so damn scared of those fools!!!!

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  9. AnonymousMay 19, 2010

    Next court date is May 25th, 2010.

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  10. Thank you. Please keep me updated.

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  11. AnonymousJune 11, 2010

    Next date is July the 15th of 2010 for Officer Hedges. Does it really matter? Refer to the State Attorney for information? (CONWAY). Kentucky has already been known for "small" town minds and "small" town politics. One only has to investigate the Mount Washington City Coucil and review the accounting.

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  12. AnonymousJune 11, 2010

    10-M-00204 Commonwealth VS Hedges, Robert Gavin. Court Trial 7/15/10 10:00 AM Unassigned. Regisgered for VINE.

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  13. AnonymousJune 11, 2010

    10-M-0204 Bullitt County, Kentucky. Commonwealth of Kentucky VS Robert Gavin Hedges. Registered for VINE and "Court Trial" is 07/15/10 at 10:00 AM (Unassigned)

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  14. AnonymousJune 18, 2010

    Small Minded People
    and
    Small Minded
    Politics in
    Mt. Washington, Kentucky

    by Victims in Bullitt County
    This includes the City Council, Judges, Officers, EMS.... People have the right to make an informed decision.

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  15. AnonymousJune 18, 2010

    Bullitt County dismissed charges (pipe-bomb). Where is the Kentucy Attorney General? Hmm, Election year. Scholar is up for re-election, and his office dismissed that charge. Shame on Him!!!!!!!

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  16. AnonymousJune 30, 2010

    At least I tried... No more comments from me. For example, they will continue to turn the other way while people are using illegal fire-works. Last time, I found our neighbor's horses in the corner, scared to death. It's hard to make a complaint when that sheild is against the ones they do not like.... Best Wishes to All--this did me little good. I only learned not to TRUST the women behind the Solid Blue Shield. Thank you!

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