Deputy Anthony Binion [Wayne County Sheriff Department]. Currently under investigation for pulling his duty gun out during an altercation at a bar, while he was with another man's wife.
Two Wayne County deputies accused in off-duty incidents involving guns, women, poor judgment
Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:36 PM
Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:37 PM
By Jonathan Oosting
Police report filed by the husband of Deputy Binion's female friend, who claims that Binion pulled out his gun during the altercation.
On September 11, 2010 Deputy Anthony Binion went out to a bar in Detroit with a female friend, [who is married].
The husband of the woman who Deputy Binion was with, spotted her husband as they walked out of the bar. The stories over what happened next differ...
According to Deputy Binion, he and his female friend were just talking. When his friend spotted her husband, she remarked, "Oh God, there's my husband". The husband grabbed the woman and told her, "Get your ass in the car". Deputy Binion said he told the husband, "Don't grab her". The husband reportedly told Deputy Binion, "You're a dead mother f***er".
According to the husband of Deputy Binion's female friend: He claims that he saw Deputy Binion and his wife kissing. Binion threatened to kill him and showed him his gun.
Deputy Binion maintains that he did have his gun on him that night, but that he did not brandish it.
Deputy Binion has been stripped of his badge and his gun, during the Wayne County Sheriff Department's investigation of the altercation.
Deputy Binion is still working at the Wayne County jail, while the matter is under investigation.
Fourteen years ago, Deputy Binion had been accused of shooting someone. He had been cleared of all charges when he was linked to that murder.
It's been a tough news cycle for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, where reports indicate two deputies face accusations in separate off-duty incidents involving guns, women and poor judgment.
First up, Channel 7 reports deputy Roderick Vincent Calhoun has been suspended and faces criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a female relative at gunpoint.
WXYZ.com, Sept. 17: Police say Calhoun assaulted a 24-year-old female relative who lives in the same Livonia house that he does. Investigators say he forced the woman to perform multiple sex acts at gunpoint. He is also accused of beating the woman with a belt and then choking her.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says "These are very serious charges and we will treat the prosecution of Roderick Calhoun just as we would any other defendant."
Calhoun is being held without bond on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and felony firearms possession.
Meanwhile, Fox 2 reports deputy Anthony Binion has been asked to turn in his gun after he allegedly pulled it outside a local bar on ladies' night. According to a police report filed last week, a man says Binion was making out with his wife and threatened to kill him when confronted.
Binion denies the husband's account and continues to work at the county jail as authorities investigate.
Wayne County Deputy Reportedly Pulled Gun While Off-Duty
Posted: Sep 16, 2010 10:13 PM CDT
My Fox Detroit
A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy has been stripped of his badge and gun for what he’s accused of doing off-duty. That deputy reportedly pulled his gun on a guy at a bar off the clock, and it’s not the first time he’s been investigated.
"She walked down the street. We were talking on the fence like that, and she looked up and she said, `Oh God, there’s my husband,’ said Wayne County Deputy Anthony Binion.
It was a night Binion will never forget; an altercation that has Detroit Police investigating.
"I had a weapon, but I didn't brandish it,’ Binion said.
He’s had to turn over his gun and badge for the time being. According to a police report, he was at ladies’ night at a downtown bar about a week ago, but when the lady friend he was with saw her husband show up things got downright ugly.
"He said get your (expletive) in the car, just like that," said Binion.
"I said, `Don't grab her.’’
"He turned around at me and looked and said, `You're a dead (expletive).’ That's exactly what happened,’ he added.
The husband tells a different story to cops, claiming Binion and his wife were kissing, and then Binion threatened to kill him and even showed his gun.
All three separated without things going any further.
A 26 year veteran, Binion is still working the jail. His lady friend is also a county employee.
Earlier in his career, the deputy was cleared of all charges after being linked to a murder.
"This is the second time I've been through this. I was accused 14 years ago of shooting somebody,’ Binion said.
We reached the husband by phone, but he told us no comment and then hung up.
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