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Sunday, November 23, 2008

[TN] Sgt. Saunders' dv charge - 2 juveniles say they saw him hit their mother

Police officer charged in domestic assault
The Leaf-Chronicle
By Tavia D. Green
November 22, 2008

A Clarksville Police officer was arrested Thursday night and charged with domestic assault.

Sgt. Timothy W. Saunders, 40, was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

Saunders was held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $500 bond and bonded out the same night.

According to an arrest warrant, the witnesses, two juveniles, said Saunders pushed and hit their mother during an argument.

The alleged victim had no signs of assault and made no written statement, according to the warrant.

Saunders does not have a history of domestic assault.

Chief Al Ansley confirmed Saunders is an officer and said there will be an internal investigation following criminal proceedings.

"Sgt. Saunders is a 20-year veteran and has a very elite work record and has given a lot to this department and this community," Ansley said. "A lot of people including myself think a lot of him. This is an unfortunate incident. I'm concerned for his family and him, but the first priority is for this to work its way through the court. My respect for Tim Saunders is very high."

The alleged victim declined to comment, and Saunders could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Tavia D. Green covers crime and courts for The Leaf-Chronicle. She can be reached at 245-0742 or by e-mail at taviagreen@theleafchronicle.com.


1 comment:

  1. Isn't she somebody too?

    And is his own department doing the investigation?


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