Friday, September 26, 2008

Memphis officer arrigned on threats against estranged wife

A Memphis police officer who has been with his department since June 2006 was arraigned in a Shelby County, TN court Wednesday afer being accused of allegedly pointing his service revolver at his estranged wife, Mattie Burch and threatening to "blow her to hell." Robert Burch, 39, was relieved of his duties pending an internal investigation, according to police spokeswoman Monique Martin.

Burch was the 3rd Memphis officer arrested on violence charges in the past month. On September 15, Regina Thompson, 23, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery for threatening her ex-boyfriend, and Chancy Jones, 37, was accused of shooting to death 31 year old Phyllis Malone behind the wheel of her car September 9.

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