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Princeton officer charged with domestic violence


PRINCETON (WVVA) An officer with the Princeton Police Department has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

According to the West Virginia State Police, Officer Charles Mullins was charged on Friday after his wife filed a domestic violence petition.

Officer Mullins has been placed on Administrative Leave.

WVVA has obtained a copy of the criminal complaint. According to the court document, Troopers with the West Virginia State Police were called out to a domestic complaint on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:18 a.m. The alleged victim had fled her home with two small children and went to Melrose Square in the Princeton area. She told Troopers that Mullins had back-handed her after she tried to get him up from the couch where he was sleeping. The victim says Mullins had been drinking alcohol before he fell asleep. Troopers took two photographs of the victim's face at that time. Troopers were not able to make contact with Mullins that night.

The following morning, the victim met with Troopers with the Princeton State Police Detachment and stated she wanted to file a domestic violence petition against Mullins. She was advised to go to the Mercer County Magistrate Court to obtain the petition.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014, Troopers met with the victim at the residence in order to get some of her belongings, but she did not have a key. At that time, officers were able to get in contact with Mullins who came to the residence with the key. He was served the domestic violence petition at that time.

Mullins obtained an attorney to represent him in the matter.

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