Richwood Police Chief arrested and charged with domestic battery

RICHWOOD, WV (WOAY) – The Richwood Police Chief was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

According to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department, Charles Burkhamer Jr. was arrested after a domestic battery incident with his wife on Wednesday evening. Deputies say Burkhamer and his wife got into a domestic disturbance at their home. Burkhamer allegedly grabbed his wife by her arm and tried to get her out of the house.

He was arraigned and released on a 2,500 dollar bond.

Richwood Mayor Chris Drennen tells WOAY that Burkhamer has been suspended and that a meeting of the police committee will take place Monday to address further action.

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