Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman was arrested for a “domestic issue” Sunday night, but few details are available at this point.
A quick search of Maryland Judiciary Case Search and the Anne Arundel County Jail Inmate Search yielded no results after I first heard about this story, but records have been updated since then to show that Bateman was charged with second degree assault, which is a misdemeanor.
From the online court records:
NBC Washington reports:
Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman has been arrested for a “domestic issue” at his home, the sheriff’s office confirms to News4.
Bateman was arrested between 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police said more information will be released on Monday morning.
WUSA reported it first, but with less detail:
Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman has been arrested, Anne Arundel County police said.
Police say they are still investigating. Police would not provide further updates at this time, but they say more details are expected on Monday.
The Washington Times also has this report:
The sheriff of Anne Arundel County was arrested Sunday evening, according to multiple news outlets.
Anne Arundel County officials would not say though why Sheriff Ron Bateman had been arrested.
A local newspaper also filed a report after all the above ones indicating the actual charges. From their report:
Bateman was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. in the Eastern District after a domestic dispute, said Lt. Michael Brothers, a county police department spokesman.
Sheriff Ron Bateman became a Republican in 2015
Last October, Bateman switched parties and became a Republican.
At the time he told one local news outlet that “he decided to switch because he believed his support of the death penalty, Second Amendment rights and tougher immigration laws belonged better in the Republican Party.”
Bateman was the only Democrat elected county-wide in 2014. He has has been Sheriff since 2006.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.