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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 05/25/2010

U.S. marshal accused of assaulting wife

By Washington Post editors

A top official with the U.S. Marshal Service office in Washington has been placed on leave after being charged with severely beating his wife, according to court documents, the Washington Examiner reports.

Sylvester E. Jones, the assistant director of the marshal service's Witness Security Division, was arrested May 3 and charged with first- and second-degree assault on his wife Alicia Jones.

A day earlier, according to court documents, he hit his wife with his car door at their Accokeek home. He then picked her up and threw her against a parked car, according to police reports. Her head then hit the pavement, knocking her out, a report said.

Jones told The Washington Examiner on Monday that his wife's allegations have "no credibility."

Court records show Jones and his wife have been in the midst of a divorce since March.

By Washington Post editors  | May 25, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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The Godfather, Calo to Michael: Michael, in Sicily women are more dangerous than shotguns. Double down on that for the USA. Keep your cotton picking hands to yourself - or else. In this country, if a wife kills a husband, the police show up and handcuff the corpse.

Posted by: Calabrese99 | May 25, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Does he play lacrosse?

Posted by: thetan | May 25, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Spousal violence should not be tolerated. We have got to learn how to disagree without resorting to violence all the dam time. We treat the ones we love worse than those we purport to hate.

Posted by: kahlua87 | May 25, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

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