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Former Benton County sheriff arrested after alleged assault

Former Benton County sheriff arrested after alleged assault

August 13th, 2018 in National News

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The former sheriff of Benton County has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a female family member.

Records show former Sheriff Kelley Cradduck was booked by the Rogers Police Department just after midnight Sunday. The 47-year-old was arrested for third-degree assault on a family or household member, a misdemeanor.

Authorities said officers were called to Cradduck’s residence shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday following reports of a domestic disturbance. An arrest report says Cradduck and a woman at the home were arguing. The woman alleged Cradduck had pushed her down, but officers said they found no evidence of any injuries on Cradduck or the woman.

Cradduck was elected sheriff in 2012 but resigned in 2016 after he was charged with tampering with public documents. He pleaded no contest.