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Police Commander Arrested On Battery Charge

Associated Press

August 01, 2011

CHARLESTOWN, Ind.— State police say a top commander in a southern Indiana sheriff’s department has been arrested on domestic battery charges after his wife reported being beaten by him.

Troopers arrested Lt. Col. John Shelton of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department at his home in Charlestown early Sunday.

Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., (http://bit.ly/qL4ULJ ) that the 57-year-old Shelton is the department’s second-shift commander. The sheriff says Shelton spent the night in jail before being released without bail with orders from a judge to stay away from his wife.

Rodden says he plans to meet with Shelton on Monday to discuss the confrontation and decide what to do next.

Shelton couldn’t be reached for comment because no phone number was listed for him.


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    BeachAngel

    over 2 years ago

    5888 Comments

    Hopefully Lt. Col. Shelton gets some support from his comrades. Don't turn your back on your commander. 2 sides to every story. Hang in there Sir & take 1 day at a time. Not enough supporting evidence to suggest wrongdoing.

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    badge155

    over 2 years ago

    412 Comments

    I'd like to read the report to determine if this was a legit assault or BS.

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    p71tech

    over 2 years ago

    38 Comments

    Bump for LAWMANTUKES. Well said

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    symbolpeace

    almost 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    agreed lawmantukes

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    symbolpeace

    almost 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    what is happening there, longshot but do they need an insider / otherwise agreed alot of holes here

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 3 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Lot of holes here

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Half ass story!

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    mdsp225

    almost 3 years ago

    82 Comments

    When there is an arrest by a fellow officer we all know that a Judge signed a warrant to pick him up. I imagine it was hard for that officer to arrest one of his own but he will have to be found guilty of course.

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    Rmatayabas

    almost 3 years ago

    8738 Comments

    I hope for the best on this one.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    All I can say is that this Police Commander deserves all the support that can be mustered. Personally, I think that an emotional charge of battery, without thought of the consequences that follow, will potentially damage the whole life style that not only provides the bread and butter, but the very fabric that feeds the future. If the charges are substantiated, then the system will do that which it does. But the mere aligation alone, has already worked it's ugly and damaging deed, regardless if he is found not guilty.

    Good luck to this man and his family....

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    Deltaboy1984

    almost 3 years ago

    924 Comments

    Sad When you were a badge you must hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else.

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    delano388

    almost 3 years ago

    4314 Comments

    bump 36tr

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    astumbo

    almost 3 years ago

    252 Comments

    Let's get the whole story.

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