DEPUTY JEREMY BRICKLY RICHARDSON: ARRESTED FOR MISDEMENAOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [FEBRUARY 04, 2009]
Former Clare deputy not guilty of domestic violence
By LaNia Coleman
June 25, 2009, 4:48PM
MOUNT PLEASANT -- An Isabella County jury has delivered a not-guilty verdict the trial of a former Clare County sheriff's deputy accused of domestic violence.
Jeremy B. Richardson had worked for the sheriff for about eight months when, Feb. 4, he was accused of assaulting his wife at their Nottawa Township home, records show.
The 31-year-old was relieved of his duties after Isabella County prosecutors authorized misdemeanor domestic violence charges against him, records show.
Former Clare deputy found innocent on assault charge
Published: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:37 PM EDT
The Morning Sun
By SUSAN FIELD
Clare Managing Editor
A former Clare County Sheriff's deputy was acquitted of a domestic violence charge Wednesday after a two-day trial.
A jury in Isabella County Trial Judge Mark Duthie's courtroom found Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, innocent of assaulting his wife, Ashley Richardson, in February.
Jurors deliberated for about an hour before delivering the verdict.
Richardson's attorney, Dan O'Neil, argued self defense and said he was pleased with the verdict.
"He may still have a career in law enforcement," O'Neil said.
Senior Assistant Prosecutor Stuart Black, who tried the case, said he is disappointed with the verdict and that jurors paid close attention during the trial, and "we accept their decision."
Richardson lost his job at the sheriff's department, where he worked for about eight months, after being arrested Feb. 4 for allegedly assaulting his wife.
He ended up back in the Isabella County Jail two days later, for allegedly violating a bond condition, Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said at the time of Richardson's second arrest on Feb. 6.
Richardson was alleged to have assaulted his wife Feb. 4.
Deputies were called to his home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Feb. 4.
When officers arrived, they noted that Richardson's wife had left the home after the alleged assault in the couples' bedroom.
She called for help from her parents' home.
After the initial arrest, Richardson posted bond and was released from jail but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home Feb. 5.
Richardson broke a bond condition by returning to the home.
He had been ordered to stay away from his wife, the sheriff said at the time of the second arrest.
Domestic violence is a 93-day misdemeanor.
Ex-Clare County Sheriff’s Deputy jailed twice
The Clare Sentinel
By Cindy Cranmer on Feb 9, 2009
MOUNT PLEASANT – A former Clare County Sheriff’s deputy was released from jail Friday making that his second release from jail within a few days.
Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, originally was arrested at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in connection with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, said Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. He posted $300, which was the 10 percent needed for bail on the $3,000 cash or surety bond for what could be a 93-day misdemeanor.
Mioduszewski said Richardson was arraigned Thursday on the DV charge. One of the conditions set as part of his bond was that he was not to return to his residence.
However, Richardson was reported to have returned to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township later that day.
Isabella deputies then arrested him at 4:16 p.m. Thursday after being called to the home for the bond violation, he said. Richardson was arraigned on the bond violation charge Friday and posted the additional $400 needed for the 10 percent cash or surety bond of $7,500.
“There was an assault that appeared to have occurred,” Mioduszewski said of the first incident. Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife after a “heated argument” when he returned to his residence after work on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Mioduszewski said.
Richardson’s wife did not have serious injuries that required medical attention, but it did appear she was assaulted, he said. She left the marital residence after the alleged assault calling the sheriff’s department for help from her parent’s home.
Sheriff’s deputies were then dispatched to the West Beal City Road residence where Richardson was arrested after an investigation into the incident, Mioduszewski said.
He was then transported to the Isabella County Jail.
Mioduszewski said there was no altercation or argument when Richardson returned to the residence on Thursday. He said it was his understanding that Richardson’s wife was not there, but Richardson was in violation of the bond terms as he was not to go near his wife or the marital residence.
Mioduszewski said he is aware that Richardson was terminated from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department and it was his understanding that it related to the charges, but referred questions to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department.
A sergeant from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Richardson was no longer an employee of the department. Further questions were referred to Clare County Sheriff John Wilson, who was not available for comment over the weekend.
Mioduszewski was unaware of the preliminary exam date on the charges.
The Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office staff also was not available for comment on the charges.
Former Clare deputy arrested
Man jailed twice in two days
Saturday, February 7, 2009 6:01 AM EST
By SUSAN FIELD - Clare Managing Editor
The Morning Sun
A former Clare County sheriff's deputy was in the Isabella County Jail Friday - the second time he spent time behind bars in two days.
Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, was arrested Thursday for violating a bond condition.
On Wednesday night he was arrested for domestic violence, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said.
Richardson apparently was fired from his job at the Clare County Sheriff's Department after the first arrest on Wednesday.
Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife Wednesday, Mioduszewski said.
Deputies were called to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday.
Richardson's wife had left the residence after the alleged assault in the couple's bedroom, calling for help from her parents' home, Mioduszewski said.
"They had gotten into a pretty heated argument prior to the (alleged) assault," Mioduszewski said. "She had no serious injuries; nothing that required medical attention."
After deputies went to the home and interviewed Richardson, they arrested him for domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor, Mioduszewski said.
Richardson posted bond and was released from jail, but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff said.
Richardson broke a bond violation by returning to the home; he had been ordered not to go near his wife, Mioduszewski said.
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