Maine Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Domestic Assault
According to a press release from Shannon Moss at the Maine Department of Public Safety, a Kennebec County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested for alleged domestic violence incidents that took place inside the West Gardiner home he shares with his wife.
On August 15th, 2022, a report was made to the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office. The reporting party alleged that 29 year old Daniel Ross, who is a deputy for the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office, had repeatedly assaulted his wife at their West Gardiner home.
Following up on the report, deputies spoke with Ross' wife. After speaking with her, they filed a report with the Maine State Police. As a result of the Maine State Police investigation, the decision was made to arrest and file charges against Ross.
He was arrested at 10:30 PM on Monday (August 15th), while on duty, and taken to the Kennebec County Jail. He remains in jail.
The press release says, in part:
Ross has been charged with three counts of Domestic Violence Assault, three counts of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Sexual Contact, Domestic Violence Terrorizing with a Dangerous Weapon and Aggravated Assault. Ross, who started working at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office on March 16, 2021 is on administrative leave with pay.
Ross was scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday, August 17th at 1 PM. There is no word on when he is due back in court.
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