Officer James Robert is arrested (Picture) Jan 7, 2007 19:02:15 GMT -5
Post by KC on Jan 7, 2007 19:02:15 GMT -5
Officer James Robert
FORT OGLETHORPE — The alleged domestic dispute that ended in the arrest of a Fort Oglethorpe police officer Monday appeared to be alcohol-related, Police Chief Larry Black said Tuesday.
Catoosa County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call from Lt. James Robert Leamon’s wife at 4:15 a.m. New Year’s Day, Black said, concerning a “domestic altercation of some type” at Leamon’s 206 Becky Drive residence.
Officials said there were no injuries, and Leamon was released on $1,500 bond the same day. He faces a battery charge and is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, which Black said will probably be completed this week.
Black said Leamon is “a good police officer” and has been with the department for 10 years. He said all officers must be held accountable for their actions.
“We see that when alcohol is involved, people make bad decisions,” he said. “It’s just unfortunate. All officers working in law enforcement today realize there’s a very high standard.”
Sheriff Phil Summers declined comment on the arrest, referring all questions to Black. Officials said Leamon had never been arrested before.