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Charged with domestic assault and drug possession, Tennessee trooper resigns

A Memphis TV station has reported that a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer has resigned his job after his recent arrest. The trooper quit after being arrested and charged with domestic assault, aggravated assault and drug possession.

Damage in Tennessee domestic violence allegations can be widespread

Here in Tennessee, if a heated argument between a husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend takes place and Memphis police are called and it appears that an assault has taken place, someone is going to be arrested – even if both people say that they don’t want the other charged with domestic violence.

Tennessee football player faces domestic violence charges

Memphis Tiger fans are looking forward to the kickoff of the new season against the SEC’s Ole Miss. While that match-up has people excited here, we know that elsewhere in the state University of Tennessee fans are looking forward to a season-opening contest between the Volunteers and the Georgia State Panthers.

Tennessee cop, boyfriend face domestic violence charges

It is the very definition of a “he said, she said” situation: a couple argues, tension escalates and then police are called. Both accuse the other of being physically abusive, but because the only witnesses to the incident are the man and woman, it is virtually impossible for an outsider to know for sure what really transpired.

Neighbors defend Tennessee Trooper arrested on domestic violence charge

When they report on arrests or indictments, it is rare for the news media to do more than echo what they are told by law enforcement officials. We saw a welcome departure from that approach recently when a TV station reported on the arrest of a Tennessee state trooper who has been charged with domestic violence.

Pair of Memphis domestic violence allegations

In the past couple of days, Memphis news sources have reported on a pair of incidents that involve serious allegations of domestic violence. In both cases, the suspects could face significant punishment – including time behind bars – if they are found guilty of the charges.

Reality TV star faces domestic violence, drugs and DUI charges

As regular readers of our Memphis Criminal Defense Legal Blog know, we rarely have reason to discuss entertainment figures in this space. But the convergence of legal issues in the lives of the cast of WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” is too tempting to resist.

Former Memphis Tiger faces domestic violence allegations

Not many fans of the Memphis Tigers basketball team have forgotten the success of the 2008 edition. The Tigers featured Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Joey Dorsey and power forward Robert Dozier. The Tigers battled their way all the way to the 2008 NCAA championship game, though the team eventually succumbed to Kansas in overtime, 75–68. Dozier’s 10 rebounds led the team.

West Memphis mother charged after slapping her child

We have all heard the old saying, “spare the rod, spoil the child.” In fact, the saying is so old that it comes from a verse in the Bible’s book of Proverbs. While child discipline has undoubtedly evolved over the years, there is also no doubt that many parents believe that it is their duty to guide their children and teach them proper behavior with the use of physical reprimands.

Domestic violence charges dropped, Memphis reporter speaks out

A former Memphis TV news reporter has spoken up about the incident that brought his 12-year tenure at WHBQ to a close. Scott Madaus was arrested on domestic assault charges on Dec. 14. He was afterwards dismissed from Fox 13.

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