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Monday, November 12, 2007

[IA] Sheriff Undegrove arrested for domestic abuse

Montgomery County sheriff arrested on charges of domestic abuse
The Associated Press
The sheriff of Montgomery County in southwest Iowa is on administrative leave after he was arrested for domestic abuse. Anthony Donald Updegrove, 45, was arrested at home on Friday after Red Oak police were called to a disturbance at around 2:30 a.m. Friday. He was charged with assaulting his wife, Tina. He appeared before a judge in Mills County and pleaded not guilty to the simple misdemeanor charge. Court records indicated he would obtain his own attorney. A no-contact order was issued by the court and he was released on his own recognizance. No trial date was immediately set. Prosecutors from the Iowa Attorney General's Office in Des Moines are handling the case. The sheriff's office said Updegrove placed himself on administrative leave until the case is resolved.

1 comment:

  1. Montgomery County sheriff domestic abuse trial to start
    Associated Press
    February 27, 2008 12:04 PM ET

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Trial for Montgomery County Sheriff Tony Updegrove is set to start tomorrow.

    Updegrove is charged with domestic abuse. He's accused of striking his wife Tina in the head last November.

    Updegrove has pleaded not guilty to charges.

    He was ordered to surrender all firearms to the sheriff's office and can carry a revolver only while on duty.

    Updegrove put himself on administrative duty until court proceedings are over.


    Montgomery sheriff pleads guilty to domestic assault
    WQAD, IL
    Associated Press - February 29, 2008 3:34 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The sheriff of Montgomery County in southwest Iowa has pleaded guilty to domestic assault.

    Red Oak police arrested Anthony Updegrove last November and charged him with assaulting his wife, Tina.

    The Iowa Attorney General's office says Updegrove's trial had been scheduled to begin Thursday, but he entered a guilty plea the same day.

    A judge gave Updegrove a deferred judgment, placing him on six months probation.

    Updegrove had put himself on administrative duty after the incident. The attorney general's office says Updegrove can continue serving as sheriff.

    The sheriff's office said Updegrove was unavailable for comment.



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