Officer Arrested, but Charges have not been Filed

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The Martins Ferry police officer recently arrested and jailed for an alleged domestic violence incident is cooperating with authorities.

The attorney general’s office is investigating the case after the Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office recused themselves from the investigation.

Friday, Rob Duncan’s lawyer said no charges have ever been filed and it’s likely charges won’t be filed. Attorney Michael Shaheen said his client is cooperating with authorities, “Our Client is undertaking certain actions to better himself and better the arrangements in his home, to be accountable to his boss at the police department, because the chief has been wonderful through this process, so I’m not saying that it was a nice night or a perfect set up. What I am suggesting is that it never rose to the level of a domestic violence charge,” Shaheen said. 

Shaheen praised the two attorneys from the Attorney General’s office, saying they are completely professional and appropriate.

He says his client intends to cooperate fully. 

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