Saturday, March 22, 2014

Officer Scott Pennell Charged with Aggravated Assault

A Chandler officer is behind bars on felony charges after he was arrested for a domestic violence incident at his home.

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.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well there are two sides to every story and when there is video and evidence that supports the female lied and admitted it to destroy the cops career and retirement. Let this play out and the media and all haters will feel pretty stupid and should donate to the poor cops retirement and life

Anonymous said...

I know the couple and she is a total alcoholic. She has always stated that if he ever were to break up then she would destroy him by lying or whatever it took.

A good hard working cop who's career is being destroyed by STUPID media and a scorn women.

I hope he sues everyone and never has to work again.

Anonymous said...

I know this couple too, he has been abusing her for years. It was just a matter of time before this happened. The PD was trying to push him out because he was a trouble maker! She is not an alcoholic, she had to drink to deal with his crazy and mean self!

Anonymous said...

Last one who wrote they know the couple and they male half was being pushed out of PD. Well the male half was retired with full benefits as a result of a severe on-duty motorcycle accident while working for the PD. This same officer holds the record of ALL standards within the PD motor unit and is and extremely hard worker.
As far as abusing the female she is/has/and always will be a DRUNK. She is a blatant liar just look at her divorce record in maricopa county superior court. She lost her 10 year old kid last year as she was to stupid to do what she was told to do by the court. I would think the recent male and the past male should get together and destroy her by working together. Child custody hearings in Tennesssee or Arizona are expensive and can really limit the amount of time one can see their own child after being proven a liar, drunk, and just plan stupid! Oh, look at the maricopa county website and notice ALL charges were dismissed.

Anonymous said...

Chandler Police Department is run by a bunch of idiots who lied, mislead, and then tried to destroy an officer who was obviously injured in the line of duty and working to get better. The female in this story must have proven to be a liar as when I looked it up all the charges were dismissed. In addition, anyone who actually knows this couple would tell you she is a mean drunk and he gets angry and yells at her for driving drunk, bouncing checks, not paying bills, and destroying the couples credit. I think the guy is a saint if this is all he did and she screwed him like I've heard.

Anonymous said...

Remember there are two sides to every story and one was told to the police and one was not. There may be trial in this case and that's where the second side will be given and I'm pretty sure the female will be DESTROYED on the stand and the truth will vindicate this outstanding officer who deserves a lot more credit then the media and some of you are given.

Anonymous said...

Shoot strangulation! She deserves a lot more then that for being a liar. I heard from a CPD officer that the evidence is SO weak it barely supports disorderly conduct . That would be the charge for both parties involved.

Anonymous said...

Chandler is still a small community and from what I can see the male is standing facing everything head on. Where is the female, oh that's right she moved out of state. I would like to see her show up and get on the stand to tell her side of the story. I'm sure the attorneys would crush her and any story she wanted to make up this time!

Anonymous said...

I think both of these two individuals should go their separate ways and the police should just close the case knowing its a crap case and save some face.

Better for these two to not be together from what I've read and if it's true she left maybe that would be good for and all will just go away.

Better yet get them back together and sue the PD for a lot of money for false arrest then split it.

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story, this is true. The comments in support of him are obviously from his friends and family. The truth is he controls his relationships through fear and intimidation. I know, I was involved with him years ago. I don't know her but I can say I'm glad she had the strength I didn't. He was verbally and emotionally abusive to me it only makes sense that he would graduate to physical violence. This isn't about scorned women, this is about a sick control freak that abuses his position of authority. He deserves everything that comes to him....

Anonymous said...

It is obvious most of these comments are from his family as I know from also dating him many years ago he doeant have any friends. he use to always say how much he hated people. Until you have dated this man you would never see his true dark, evil, mean, racist and true colors. It was only time, and it is a blessing he didn't kill her. To his ex-girlfriend from another we know the truth and I am happy yoi made it out alive.

Anonymous said...

These two women that posted they dated this man will not put there names on it. Isn't that interesting? I know each and everyone one of you and will tell you that the problem wasn't him it was your own stupidity that caused any issue. As far as him look at the charges. They were all dropped because the court realized the facts were not true. The women would have been destroyed in court. The court realized all her lies during the investigation and in family court. How does a mother loose her child to her ex husband if she was truly a good person? This dosnt happen if in 99% of any custody change. Oh wait a minute didn't you say say it obvious the comments were from friends and family? I thought he didn't have any friends?

Anonymous said...

I was reading this and dated him over 6 years ago and for about 2 years. He was a good man who was focused on building his retirement and life we had. The ONLY reason we decided to continue this relationship was that he didn't want kids and I did. All I can say is everyone had different contacts with him but mine wasn't like the one described above. He was a strong, positive, and pushed me to become a better person. Because of him I'm now in a professional job that I'm happy with and make five times what I did before dating him. All I can say is I'm with you and support him. Not every relationship ends positive and usually one party get upset more then the other. In this case it is apparent one or two women need to grow up and realize they contributed to each and every situation. Good luck Scott! I did read that the charges were dropped and that you have retired with a medical disability. If that is true I hope you get better and enjoy the next part of your life. You know who I am and if you need to talk call me. I will be there to support you all the way.

Anonymous said...

He's a liar and a jerk- He doesn't care for other and he's been quoted saying "I dont have children, so why should I care about anyone eles children -Also there is NO excuse for putting hands on a woman even if she was an "alcholic" - and the women defending that should be ashamed. Quit sending messages to young women that being hit by a man is okay.

Anonymous said...

Hey DA, The quote you wrote in totally inaccurate. Liar and a jerk also. Wow, those types of statements you should put your name to it if you feel that strongly. I'm sure the fellow officers you presently work with would love to know your true opinions.

Anonymous said...

I have known this cop his entire career and he worked directly for me for over 11 years. He is an outstanding, trustworthy, honest, and dependable Police Officer who I after hearing all the evidence I support 100%. He has been retired as a result of his on-duty accident and this situation is over for him. I can only say this incident does not describe the person that he is. He is person I trusted and still trust with my life, my families life, and any citizens life or property out there. We as a community are all hurt by loosing this dedicated police officer who strived to be the best he could be while working at this department for over 15 years.

Anonymous said...

I had the great opportunity to work with this officer and know him personally. I have worked with him since he and I were hired together. I have been a friend with him for over ten years. I can tell you that this situation stinks for everyone involved. I have read the entire case file, looked at the photographs, and watched all video interviews. I can say this as a Police Officer for over 15 years and a detective for over 11 years was an injustice to Scott. I can tell you the evidence is not there to support any crime. In other words the Chandler Police Department should NEVER have charged this officer with any crime! I don't understand why the command felt they needed to try and prove a point when this victim was not creditable. Only now has the light been shifted onto this so-called victim who provided inconsistent statements and just lied to destroy this outstanding and dedicated officer. I can say I feel the same way as his supervisor, many other officers, and most people who know the truth. I suggest anyone in contact with him give him a break as this situation was dealt to him and he has handled it very well, considering. The last thing I will say as a senior detective at the same department I can not support the actions of this department and support Scott fully. This should never have gone this far and this Officer should have been supported from the start by the command!

Anonymous said...

Well it's been 5 months since this situation and again people are finding crap on the internet. Get a grip on reality people this shit was a complete lie! Charges were dropped because she is a liar and the county attorney knew it was a case of a scorn women who wanted to destroy someone.

Anonymous said...

The victim listed Brandi Decker has been proven to be a complete liar through her own testimony. She has went as far as to provide false documents to the courts, which have been verified by the courts. She is presently awaiting charges for obstruction of justice, providing false information to a police officer, theft, and extortion.
Those of you who judge Scott should have waited for the entire story to come out and seen the level of criminal activity she gas done.
This was nothing more than a way to destroy the great officers reputation and steal anything she could.

Anonymous said...

I've known Scott for over 3 years and he has been nothing but a gentleman and an honest and trustworthy individual. It's disgusting what the media and internet can do to a person and their reputation. Scott is a person that I know conducts himself with excellence. He goes the extra mile to help others and wants nothing in return. It's a shame that the media, internet, and sad to say that so many of the general public is only interested in destructive stories but not concerned with showing that the negative hype was proven not to be true. My advice to Scott and all those that know him is to trust that his true character speaks for itself. I'm so glad to have met him and I can say without a doubt he is a positive and caring person.

Anonymous said...

Well it took a while but the court finally dismissed ALL chargers with prejudice as they knew the victim brandi Decker lied and ruined my life for no reason other than to steal all my personal belonging fro the house.

She was also let go from her job and given a six on this pay , as they did not want a sawed up liar working for them. In fact they have sense found money laundering and blatant theft committed by her over a three year period.

Amazing how my name gets screwed in the Internet but hers stay golden. Come on people smell the coffee the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Well Brandi Decker has proven time and time again that she will lie to get what she wants. She provided false and mis-leading information to the Chandler Police a Department detectives over and over. Then she lied to the forensic nurse providing yet another version of events.

Brandi Pecker and her parents have proven they will stop at nothing to destroy this man even though without him she would have NOTHING.

It's also interesting how Brandi Deckers old job has sense learned she stole large sums of funds and items over the term of her employment.

Brandi Decker is presently in another legal battle with her ex-husband over their son. It appears Brandi Decker and her new boyfriend have been doing sexual acts in front of the boy. The ex-husband has filled for full-custody and at this point with child protective services involved and police it appears she will loose any right to see her son.

Brandi Decker needs to accept responsibility for her own actions. She also needs to pay her ex-boyfriend back over $6,000 dollars for a car loan, curtains, and other items before he files legal action against her.



Anonymous said...

Amazing how someone can lie to destroy someone else's reputation and life with nothing happening. I never touched her and only told her to move out of my house as a result of Brandi Decker stealing over $10,000 I had in the safe at the house. Brandi Decker claimed she needed the money to pay her gambling debt and thought she could repay it before I would find out.
Instead I told her to move out within two weeks and left the residence for two days. Prior to me returning Brandi Decker decided to contact the police and request and order of protection and then proceeded to provide three different statements to two separate officers/detectives.
The Chandler Police Department didn't want to look like they were protecting one of their own so I was arrested.
All the felony charges were dropped the next day as well as the kidnapping and stalking. I was then charge with simple assault per Brandi Deckers statement.
Five months later with no trial or anything other then the facts of the case being looked at all charges were dismissed with prejudice, so I could never be charged again.
Why were the charges dismissed? It was learned by the Maricopa County Atorrny's office that Brandi Decker had fabricated the entire incident in order to obtain an order of protection, which was dismissed also, and move out of the residence, taking EVERYTHING.
So here I sit with these stories on the Internet and only one news station willing to write about the dismissal. I loose all my possessions, go to jail for evening, spend thousands of dollars on attorney fees and see gets away with providing false information to the police and destroying my reputation. Great huh...

BRANDI DECKER is a thief and a liar.

By the way if you want to look her up on the Internet she resides in Texas now. She used to reside Chandler, Az and California. She is 41 years old. I would give her date of birth but don't remember it.