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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Police Chief Charged with Zapping Wife

April 8, 2009
DFW News

A central Texas police chief is accused of shocking his wife with a Taser gun. Oly Ivy, the now former Oakwood police chief, was jailed in Leon County Wednesday after being charged with aggravated assault for allegedly using the weapon on his wife. Ivy's bond was set at $100,000. Ivy, 30, was arrested near Palestine on Monday and was fired by the Oakwood City Council before sunrise Tuesday. Ivy was the lone, full-time peace officer to the town of 500 residents -- though he did have two reserve officers. He had been on the job since February. Ivy's attorney, Charley Johnson, said that his client "is taking these allegations very seriously." Johnson said he intends for Ivy to "be treated the same as anybody in this situation." Oakwood is located about 100 miles southeast of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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