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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

[WV] When Paden Police Chief allegedly assaulted his wife and her parents no formal protection order was issued?

When Paden City Police Chief Michael Billiter allegedly assaulted his wife and both of her parents, the law enforcement agencies that responded to the house

...included the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, the Paden City, New Martinsville and Sistersville police departments and West Virginia State Police... Billiter was released on a personal recognizance bond
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Billiter was "ordered" by the judge to stay away from the alleged victims but no formal order of protection appears to have been issued. THAT would have prevented him from keeping his weapons - and operating as chief.

PADEN CITY POLICE CHIEF ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY: The alleged incident happened early Monday morning, according to the Tyler County Sheriff's Department.
By D.K. Wright
September 5, 2011
[Excerpts] Paden City Police Chief Michael Justin Billiter, 29, has been arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery... Police stated that Billiter allegedly became agitated, pushing and shoving his wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law. The mother-in-law reportedly had a knee laceration when police arrived. Authorities claim that backup from New Martinsville, Sistersville, West Virginia State Police and Tyler County Sheriff’s Department was called in, police stated. Billiter was lodged in the North Central Regional Jail and had a video arraignment... He was given a $500 personal recognizance bond on each count... He is allowed to bond out immediately but was ordered to have no contact with those reportedly involved... [Full article here]

CHIEF FACING BATTERY COUNTS: Paden City’s top cop jailed early Monday
The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register
By Ian Hicks
September 6, 2011
[Excerpts] Tyler County [Sheriff's] deputies arrested Paden City Police Chief Michael Billiter on domestic violence charges following reports of a disturbance at his in-laws'... According to Tyler County Sheriff Earl Kendle Jr., Billiter, 29, faces three counts of domestic battery after responders from multiple law enforcement agencies... According to Kendle, the alleged victims include Billiter's wife and both of her parents... Responding agencies included the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, the Paden City, New Martinsville and Sistersville police departments and West Virginia State Police. Kendle said authorities transported Billiter to the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County. After arraignment by a Tyler County magistrate, Billiter was released on a personal recognizance bond. Paden City Mayor William Fox declined to comment... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. Prosecutor Steps Away from Police Chief Case
    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
    September 8, 2011
    By IAN HICKS
    A special prosecutor will be named to handle the domestic battery case against Paden City Police Chief Michael Billiter. Tyler County Prosecutor D. Luke Furbee made the request, citing "conflicts that would arise between his office and the Paden City Police Department, as well as pending cases" if Furbee were to handle the matter. Part of Paden City lies within Tyler County...
    http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/559100/Prosecutor-Steps-Away-from-Police-Chief-Case.html?nav=510

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