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Danville man arrested after domestic dispute

March 03, 2012|By STEPHANIE¿MOJICA | smojica@amnews.com

A 30-year-old Danville man was arrested Friday on allegations that he assaulted his wife, made terroristic threats to authorities and resisted arrest, Danville Police Chief Tony¿Gray said.

Three police officers responded to an apartment at 418 Patrician Place, where a woman claimed her husband, Stephen A. Shepperson, had assaulted her while under the influence, according to Gray. The woman alleged that Shepperson had intentionally struck her leg with his motorized wheelchair during an argument. Officers noted a bruise and small abrasion on her leg and the victim said she was in pain after the incident.

Shepperson claimed he did not assault his wife and officers noted he was indeed intoxicated, according to Gray. Police contacted Boyle County emergency medical services to help them arrest Shepperson due to his physical handicaps. When officers informed Shepperson he was under arrest for fourth-degree assault domestic violence, he allegedly threatened officers and cursed loudly. He also purportedly tried to pull his arms away from authorities. Officers finally handcuffed him and carried him to a stretcher. Shepperson then allegedly spit on a Boyle County EMS worker.

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In addition to the domestic violence charge, Shepperson faces charges of third-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct. He was being held Saturday in Boyle County Detention Center on a $46,000 cash-only bond.

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