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Thursday, June 26, 2008

[WV] Lt. Balog charged with domestic battery of girlfriend

Deputy charged with domestic battery
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
June 26, 2008
[Excerpts] A 27-year veteran of the Wood County Sheriff's Department was cited Wednesday morning for domestic battery. Lt. Donald Balog was placed on administrative leave Tuesday, said Sheriff Ken Merritt. The sheriff's department received the original complaint of the alleged incident involving Balog and turned it over to the West Virginia State Police for investigation... Balog could also be facing department charges, pending the outcome of the investigation... Balog was arraigned Wednesday afternoon before Wood County Magistrate Brenda Marshall. A spokesman for Marshall's office said the charge was domestic battery, which allegedly occurred on June 17. Balog was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond... The allegations involve a girlfriend... According to the charges, the alleged incident occurred June 17 at the Comfort Suites, formerly the Amerihost Inn, Henry said. That area is located outside Parkersburg corporation limits, which is why the sheriff's department was initially contacted regarding the allegations... Balog has been an employee with the sheriff's department since September 1981. [Full article here]


  1. It is amazing that this deputy got off on such little time considering the history of domestic abuse and is on going.

  2. It is amazing that this deputy got off on such little time considering the history of domestic abuse and is on going.

  3. Amazing is correct since he was still married at the time of this inncident. He has a long history of domestic abuse and it will continue most likely.My question is how long before a woman is seriouly injured before this deputy is stopped. Is he still working?

  4. This deputy is no longer working but they did let him retire just before his hearing date. It seems as if Balog got off pretty much for Domestic Abuse. You are correct that he does have a long history of abuse.

  5. Now he iengaged with the very one he was arrested on the abuse with. How long beforethe ext time?????


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