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Arrest of Mt Washington Police Officer

Date of News Release: 02/16/2011

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) - On February 16, at 1:47 pm EST, the Kentucky State Police arrested Mt. Washington Police Officer Steven L Cox (a 34-year-old male of Mt Washington, KY). The arrest was made in connection with an investigation, requested by the Mt. Washington Chief of Police, into damage to a Mt. Washington Police cruiser, which was issued to Officer Cox. From that investigation, a domestic assault was discovered as having occurred between Officer Cox and his wife during the same time frame as the damage to the police cruiser. Officer Cox has been charged with Assault - 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. OfficerCox has been lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

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