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Domestic violence sweep nets numerous arrests

Posted October 17, 2008

— The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Fayetteville Police Department joined forces Thursday for the sixth annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, a warrant-serving sweep by law enforcement.

The effort resulted in 83 arrests as law enforcement officers attempted to serve approximately 200 warrants, officials said. Charges ranged from domestic violence violations and misdemeanor simple assault, to failure to provide child support.

“No one should be a victim of domestic violence. Everyone should do their part to help break this growing cycle," Sheriff Earl R. Butler said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Cumberland County Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission, assisted with the sweep.


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  • news4u Oct 17, 2008

    The'Moose'is Loose. Get'em Earl!

  • seeingthru Oct 17, 2008

    oh, and domestic violence against a blood relative is a minor felony charge not a misdeamor

  • seeingthru Oct 17, 2008

    domestic violence stinks! unfortunately it peaks during periods of stress ie holidays and the economic stresses being placed on folks right now-----unfortunately I predict an increase as things get tighter....... anyone?

  • Scubagirl Oct 17, 2008

    not paying child support is also not really a legal activity, and should be punished MORE!

  • Weetie Oct 17, 2008

    This makes me really happy to know that I am SINGLE!

  • anneonymousone Oct 17, 2008

    Kiediss, it seems that women matter in the political arena every four years like clockwork, whether we need it or not.

  • kiediss Oct 17, 2008

    this is a good thing!... oh but what's the motive?
    could it be an election year?

  • aquamama Oct 17, 2008

    Domestic violence occurs in households of illegals, too. Covering all the bases is not a bad idea.

  • SpunkyGrits The One and Only Oct 17, 2008

    Round up the criminals....yeeeeeeehaaaaaaw!!!!
    I mean it.

  • froggytroat Oct 17, 2008

    "Law abiding citizens"???

    Last I checked, domestic violence is a crime, right?