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Bradford reserve deputy arrested

Gassaway

Gassaway

DAN HILDEBRAN

Monitor Editor

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own Sunday morning.

Ronald Gassaway was charged with domestic battery.

The allegation against Gassaway is not proven and he is presumed innocent until adjudicated guilty by a judge.

According to the sheriff’s office, on March 10 at approximately 5 a.m., a county dispatcher received a hang-up call from the BP gas station on S.R. 100, west of Keystone Heights.

The office sent deputies to the area who made contact with the victim, known to them as the wife of Gassaway, a newly sworn reserve officer.

The responding deputies determined that  the victim had been involved in a domestic dispute with her husband, which turned into a physical altercation. She had minor injuries but did not need medical treatment.

They then made contact with Gassaway who voluntarily came to the sheriff’s office for questioning. A supervisor suspended him from law enforcement duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

Deputies arrested the man after they determined he withheld information from them. Gassaway was booked into the Bradford County Jail but will be relocated to an undisclosed facility.

“It is difficult to investigate and arrest one of our own,” said Sheriff Gordon Smith about the incident, “ however the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office will take whatever steps are necessary to maintain the trust of our community and the integrity of the sheriff’s star.”

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