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Decatur Lt. on administrative duty, accused of assault

A Decatur Police Lt. is accused of assault of a minor after an incident stemming back from April.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 7:24 AM
Updated: Aug 22, 2018 9:55 AM

A Decatur Police Officer is on administrative duty right now after being accused of assault in Lawrence County.

Court documents show Lt. Archie Letson was arrested in May for an alleged incident that happened in April. Letson did enter a not guilty plea when arrested and bailed out on a $1,500 bond.

Letson is charged with assault in the 3rd degree of a minor. Court documents say Letson “caused injury by slapping the victim twice on the face, the second time causing pain and the eyes to water, grabbing the victim by the hair and slinging the victim to the ground causing the victim’s forehead to hit the ground, nose to bleed, and lip to burst, and gouging victim in the eyes and stating you’d better not ever slap me again you little S***.”

Letson has a bench trial set for September 13th. He could face up to a year in prison if convicted.

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