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Monday, September 26, 2011

[IN] Wife-battery charges sliding off of Clark County Sheriff's Commander Lt. Col. John Shelton

In the no-stick, teflon tradition of police commanders:

A shift commander with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department returned to work Monday after the domestic battery case against him was
put on hold... Shelton’s wife signed an affidavit earlier this month asking the court to dismiss the protective order issued against her husband. Shelton filed for divorce following his arrest...


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CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COMMANDER REINSTATED: Clark County prosecutor takes domestic battery case under advisement
News and Tribune
By Matt Thacker
September 26, 2011
[Excerpts] A shift commander with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department returned to work Monday after the domestic battery case against him was put on hold. Lt. Col. John Shelton, 57, of Charlestown, was reinstated to his previous position, Sheriff Danny Rodden said. Shelton had been serving a paid suspension since he was arrested July 31 for domestic battery against his wife. Following a pretrial conference in Superior Court No. 3 on Wednesday, the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office decided to take the case under advisement for six months. Following that time period, the state may decide to proceed with the case or dismiss the charges... According to the report, Shelton’s wife asked her husband to take off her shoes so she could wear them. He agreed to change shoes, and they started walking up the stairs to the house. He allegedly turned and struck his wife in the arm with a closed fist which caused her to lose her footing and fall into her friend’s arms. Shelton then locked the door... Shelton’s wife signed an affidavit earlier this month asking the court to dismiss the protective order issued against her husband. Shelton filed for divorce following his arrest... [Full article here]
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