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Charges Dismissed Against Raeford Police Chief

Posted December 12, 2007 10:36 a.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2007 2:53 p.m. EST

— Charges were dismissed Tuesday against Raeford Police Chief Kevin Locklear after he agreed to complete court-ordered treatment.

Locklear was charged in November with assault on a female, injury to personal property and domestic criminal trespass after an alleged assault on his estranged wife.

Erlina Locklear told investigators that her estranged husband pushed her, causing her head to hit cement twice. He also grabbed her by the shirt and threw her onto the porch, she said.

The Raeford City Council suspended Locklear as authorities investigated the case. He hadn't been reinstated as of Wednesday afternoon.

He has served as police chief since January 2004.