Saturday, March 22, 2014
Officer Scott Pennell Charged with Aggravated Assault
Officer Scott Pennell faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts disorderly conduct, one count of stalking and one count of kidnapping.
Pennell's live-in girlfriend tell Chandler Police that on Wednesday he held her down on the couch and tried to strangle her. According to a police report from Chandler Police, Pennell then called the victim's mother in Vermont and claimed he was going to kill his girlfriend.
His girfriend called Chandler Police on Thursday morning when he returned to the house. The victim received medical attention, and a forensic nurse confirmed there were marks on the woman's neck consistent with strangulation. Pennell surrendered to police at 6 p.m. Thursday.