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Friday, March 12, 2010

[TN] This is NOT Tennessee Highway Patrol State Trooper Marvin Norfolk's 1st time accused of family violence

 ...Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper [Marvin Norfolk] is facing charges of misdemeanor child abuse and felony filing of a false police report in the physical abuse of a 9-year-old family member... during a court approved visitation for the Christmas holidays... [Tipton Co. Sheriff's Office Chief Donna Turner] saw the injuries herself. "It was bruising to the face, shoulder, arm, torso, back legs, and groin area"... Norfolk was already on paid leave after he was named as the respondent in an order of protection on Jan. 25 [2010]... In 2002, Covington police rushed to the THP office for a domestic assault report. Norfolk's ex-wife says she confronted him at his office where she says he grabbed her by her hair, threw her on the ground, and kicked her...

(And what happened to the 2002 incident? How many state police witnesses were there to the assault? If the wife said she didn't want to press charges - likely out of fear - does that mean it's treated like it never happened? I'd love to see some deeper reporting. These articles are from the beginning of the month. I was WAITING to hear more.)

TROOPER INDICTED IN ABUSE OF CHILD RELATIVE
The Commercial Appeal
By Chris Conley
Posted March 2, 2010 at midnight
[Excerpts] A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper is facing charges of misdemeanor child abuse and felony filing of a false police report in the physical abuse of a 9-year-old family member. Trooper Marvin Norfolk was indicted by a Tipton County grand jury Monday in an incident that allegedly occurred at his Brighton home during a court-approved visitation during the Christmas holidays... The wife, Dawn Norfolk, who police said was present during the incident, has also been indicted on charges of filing a false police report. Norfolk, 47, has been put on administrative leave with pay pending an internal investigation by the Department of Safety Office of Professional Responsibility. Norfolk was already on paid leave after he was named as the respondent in an order of protection on Jan. 25... Norfolk and his wife have been arrested, and are scheduled to appear in Tipton County Circuit Court on Thursday. His bond was set at $5,000, hers at $2,500. The 9-year-old is in the custody of her mother in Covington... [Full article here]

TENNESSEE STATE TROOPER CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE
WMC-TV
By Jason Miles
Posted: Mar 01, 2010 3:52 PM PST
Updated: Mar 02, 2010 4:45 AM PST
[Excerpts] A Tennessee State Trooper has been indicted on charges of child abuse and lying to investigators. Marvin Norfolk faces charges of child abuse and filing a false police report... His wife Dawn was right behind him.  She's charged with lying to detectives during their investigation... "We worked with the TBI and DCS due to the victim being a child," said Chief Donna Turner with the Tipton Co. Sheriff's Office. Turner said a 9-year-old family member was beaten during a stay in the trooper's home over the Christmas holidays.  Investigators say Norfolk's wife was present during the alleged abuse.  Chief Turner saw the injuries herself. "It was bruising to the face, shoulder, arm, torso, back legs, and groin area," said Turner... Norfolk became a trooper in 1998 and assigned to Tipton County.  He was placed on administrative leave back in January after an order of protection was filed against him.  He returned to desk duty in February.  Norfolk is now back on paid administrative leave as a result of these new child abuse charges... [Full article here]

THP TROOPER INDICTED FOR CHILD ABUSE
WREG
Shaun Chaiyabhat
March 2, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Authorities say 47-year-old [Tennessee Highway Patrol] Marvin Lee Norfolk, Sr. abused a nine year-old child, while his wife watched. Authorities say the child was visiting Norfolk's Brighton home for a court-approved visit over Christmas. A jury will decide if the December 2009 incident was a spanking that went too far. The child was rushed to the hospital after his biological mother discovered bruises and welts all over his face and body... Neighbors say they're shocked a trooper could find himself facing a violent charge, but it appears this is not Norfolk's first violent offense. In 2002, Covington police rushed to the THP office for a domestic assault report. Norfolk's ex-wife says she confronted him at his office where she says he grabbed her by her hair, threw her on the ground, and kicked her... [Full article here]

TENNESSEE TROOPER, WIFE INDICTED ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGE
myfoxmemphis.com
Updated: Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 5:26 PM CST
Published : Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 4:18 PM CST
[Excerpts] A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and his wife still don't have lawyers to defend them on misdemeanor and felony charges of child abuse and filing a false report. For now, the trooper is on administrative leave with pay... After the charges were read, Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Marvin Norfolk, Sr. and his wife told the judge they are in the process of hiring attorneys to represent them in their case... The investigation surrounds a December allegation of physical abuse of a 9-year old family member. The incident happened at the couple's Brighton, Tennessee home during a court approved visitation for the Christmas holidays. The Tipton County Sheriff's Office says the abuse consisted of bruising and welts to the face, back, upper torso, arm, thighs, legs and groin area. Now, the child remains in the custody of his mother... The trooper was suspended for 3 days without pay back in January 2009 for lecturing a motorist who wouldn't slow down because she explained she was rushing her husband to the hospital; he was having a heart attack. Earlier this year, Norfolk, Sr. was placed on administrative leave with pay following an order of protection filing against him in January. In February, he was reassigned to administrative duties. And then this month, he was placed back on administrative leave with pay after the indictment, until the investigation is complete. The couple is expected back in court on April 9 with their attorneys. [Full article here]
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