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Dawson County detention officer on leave after arrest, charged with battery
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Richard Anthony.
A Dawson County detention officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife over the weekend. Richard Anthony, 45, of Woodstock was arrested Dec. 2 in Cherokee County on a battery charge after a family member called to report a domestic dispute between Anthony and his wife the night before, according to an incident report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report, the family member stated over the phone that Anthony assaulted his wife the night of Dec. 1, leaving visible injuries and marks. A CCSO deputy responded to the home the morning of Dec. 2 to check on the victim, who stated she got into a verbal argument with Anthony, which escalated and turned physical when Anthony grabbed her right arm and “placed her into an ‘arm bar’ and forced her to the ground.”