Sunday, December 06, 2009

Cpl Robert Grimsley Accused of Violating Restraining Order

A Dillon County sheriff’s deputy facing a criminal domestic violence charge is accused of violating a restraining order the alleged victim filed against him.

According to an arrest warrant with a State Law Enforcement Division press release issued Friday, Cpl. Robert Paul Grimsley violated the “terms and conditions of an order of protection issued under the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act” on Thursday.

A report released Nov. 20 by Dillon County Sheriff Major Hulon shows Grimsley, 38, was initially charged in connection with an incident that happened Nov. 18.

Deputies said when they responded to the call in Latta, the victim, identified as Grimsley’s live-in girlfriend, had a bruise on her right leg, the side of her neck and the back of her neck.

She told deputies the physical abuse stemmed from a series of arguments the two had that week, according to the report. She also said the suspect has been physically abusing her for more than a year.

According to the report, some deputies asked the victim to report prior incidents, but she said she didn’t want to because she “did not want to get the suspect in trouble.”

Grimsley was booked at the Dillon County Detention Center on Nov. 19 and released the same day on a $2,100 personal recognizance bond.

Hulon said Grimsley remained on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

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