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Chillicothe Officer Arrested On Alleged Domestic Assault Charge

An officer at the Chillicothe Police Department was one of the people arrested by the Missouri Highway Patrol last Friday.  Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Charlton was arrested at about 10:20 pm for alleged domestic assault – 3rd degree.

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says when they received the complaint, they requested the Missouri Highway Patrol handle the investigation.

Charlton was held at the Grundy County Jail and has since been released on his own recognizance.  Conditions of the release include no possession of a firearm and no contact with the victim. The Livingston County Prosecutor has also asked for a special prosecutor to handle the case.

Charlton was placed on paid administrative leave as the case is investigated.

Maples says he has no further comment as this is considered a personnel matter.

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