Wife Of Recently Arrested Sheriff Refutes Allegations

The wife of Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson posted an online video which she stated the allegations that he attacked her were blown out of proportion. In the video she went on to say that the allegations he assaulted her and a police officer and the petition for his removal from office are a “witch hunt”. Anderson was arrested this past weekend on charges of domestic abuse assault and assault on persons in certain occupations. Anderson’s wife refuted the allegations that he choked her as stated in the criminal complaint. In the video she said of the Saturday night incident Anderson did become intoxicated and obnoxious. She went on to say that he didn’t deliberately head butt a police officer during the incident but that Anderson was trying to take a drink of water while in handcuffs. On Tuesday Anderson was suspended from his position after a judge granted a petition filed by the Calhoun County Attorney’s Office. A hearing is scheduled for later this month regarding his removal. Anderson’s wife says in the video these allegations stem from people that don’t want him re-elected. She said she didn’t want him arrested and that one of her children reported the incident.

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