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Logan County deputy sheriff arrested on battery, domestic assault charges

May. 19, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

LOGAN, W.Va. -- Logan County Deputy Sheriff Derrick Pearson was arrested Monday, May 18, on charges of battery and domestic assault stemming from an incident about one week prior.

Pearson was arrested Monday and released on bond. His arrest came after a criminal investigation resulting from complaints of battery and domestic assault on Saturday, May 9.

Pearson was of duty and driving his personal truck between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Saturday, May 9, on Holden Road when he encountered his wife and another female passenger in a white Toyota car, according to a report from West Virginia State Police in Logan. Pearson made the women stop in a driveway at Christian Cameron Road in Holden, the report stated. He allegedly approached the vehicle and began shouting profanities and pounding on the driver's side door, where his wife was sitting.

The report from State Police said the incident followed an earlier domestic confrontation between Pearson and his wife. The other passenger exited the vehicle and was struck by Pearson twice in the face, the report said.

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