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Deputy arrested for domestic assault

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Prosecuting Attorney of Saline County charged Saline County Sheriff's Deputy Bradley O'Neal with third degree domestic assault on Sept. 18.

Another deputy responded to a call regarding a fight in progress on Sept. 18. Witnesses stated O'Neal allegedly struck the victim multiple times in the ribs and the stomach, according to a Saline County Sheriff's Department report.

O'Neal fled the scene before the deputy arrived, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in conducting a search.

O'Neal voluntarily revealed himself to law enforcement less than an hour later. The deputy arrested O'Neal, who expressed confusion about the arrest, according to a report.

Bond was set at $1,500.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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