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Sunday, July 3, 2011

[WV] Former Belle Police Officer Daniel Dodd's ex, Jennifer Totten, arrested for allegedly sending herself threats

...Earlier this month, Totten claimed her husband had been contacting her by e-mail - which is a violation of his parole.... A forensic evaluation of the computer belonging to Totten showed that she had logged in to [Former Belle Police Officer Daniel] Dodd's Yahoo! messenger account and sent herself the threatening messages...

WIFE OF EX-BELLE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED
Eyewitness Local News
Latasha Hughes
Jun. 28, 2011
More trouble between a Belle police officer and his ex-wife. Charleston police arrested Jennifer Totten today for falsely reporting an emergency incident. Totten claimed her then husband -- Daniel Dodd -- hit her in the face during an argument back in March. Earlier this month, Totten claimed her husband had been contacting her by e-mail -- which is a violation of his parole. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department later found that Totten had logged in as Dodd and sent threatening messages to herself. She is being held at the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $10,000 dollar cash bond. [LINK]

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST BELLE POLICE OFFICER AFTER WIFE ADMITS LYING ABOUT THREATS
The Charleston Gazette
By Kathryn Gregory
June 28, 2011
[Excerpts] Felony witness intimidation charges have been dropped against a former Belle police officer after his ex-wife admitted she lied to police about receiving threatening messages from the officer. Daniel Adam Dodd, 28, was charged with felony witness intimidation, stalking and harassment after his ex-wife, Jenny Totten, told police he had threatened her during an instant messenger conversation on her computer. He had been on administrative leave before resigning from the Belle Police Department in early June. Totten was arrested late Tuesday and charged with filing a false police report. A Kanawha County magistrate set her bond at $10,000 cash. The alleged conversation violated a domestic violence petition that forbids Dodd from having any direct or indirect contact with Totten. The order stems from a March domestic battery incident where he allegedly slapped her after she posted a comment on a memorial website for her late boyfriend... After the March incident, Dodd was charged with one count of domestic battery... Weeks later, Dodd was charged with felony witness intimidation, stalking and harassment after Totten showed police computer messages between herself and Dodd where he allegedly threatened her life. On Saturday, however, a forensic evaluation of the computer belonging to Totten showed that she had logged in to Dodd's Yahoo! messenger account and sent herself the threatening messages... As a result, the prosecuting attorney's office filed a motion to dismiss the witness intimidation, stalking and harassment charges against Dodd... [Full article here]

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[WV] So what if [Charleston] Officer Dodd is getting paid? What about him being cleared of domestic battery? - ...According to the complaint, Dodd hit his girlfriend, [DP], choked her and pushed her down. [dp] had bruises on her back, arm, thigh and neck... Dodd's girlfriend, [DP], refused to testify and submitted a sworn statement maintaining that Dodd never assaulted or abused her. She said she was the aggressor and he was only defending himself...
[WV] Belle Police Officer Dodd has a new police department, new woman, but same domestic violence allegations - A police officer [Daniel Dodd] is on the other side of the law for the second time after his wife says she was verbally, physically and emotionally abused... [Jennifer] Totten says he grabbed the cell phone out of her hand, threw her up against a wall, then to the floor and attempted to break the phone. She also claims that Dodd slapped her face three times... Dodd used to work for the Charleston Police Department until he was put on administrative leave in 2007. It was related to domestic violence charges then... [AND YET] Dodd is charged with first offense domestic battery...
[WV] Belle Police Officer Cox, who reportedly blackened girlfriend's eye, was afterwards crowned police chief - Yesterday I posted on Belle Police Officer Daniel Dodd who was arrested again for domestic violence. Dodd was put on administrative leave by the Belle police chief. It was brought to my attention that the police chief of Belle, Darrick Cox - before he was made chief - had his own reported domestic violence incident. As a Belle police officer Cox punched his girlfriend in the face, giving her a black eye and causing her face to swell.
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1 comment:

  1. What ever happened to being innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. How about, its not what you know but what you can prove. Shouldn't it be the the same for police officers? They are public officials and are held to a higher standard. So be it. Falsifying domestic violence charges should have consequences equal to or greater than the accused . Retribution should be paid to the accused by the party that filed the false charges. This would be for wages lost and legal representation. The newspapers and local television news should have to run a retraction on the part of the accused to restore their character and innocence to the community. A polygraph should be given before a domestic violence charge is filed.
    This is just my opinion.

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