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Assault case against Crenshaw Co. Councilman dropped


Domestic assault charges against a Brantley Town Councilman have been dismissed and the trial canceled after the alleged victim, the Town Councilman's wife, refused to continue with the court case.

Brantley's District One Town Councilman, Lorey Bogen, was originally arrested around 11:45 p.m. on July 4, 2012.

Brantley's Police Chief, Titus Averett, told WSFA 12 News that someone called to report a disturbance in the Pecan Circle area. When officers arrived, they found Bogen in a physical altercation with his wife.

Bogen was arrested and charged with domestic assault third degree.

Prosecutors dismissed the charge against Bogen after the victim expressed her intention to not proceed with the case. The prosecutors wrote in their motion for dismissal that innuendo and accusations made by one of the Brantley Police Officers in this case suggested a conspiracy in regards to tainted witness testimony in this case. The prosecutors stated no evidence could be found to support the theory.

Before the case was dismissed, Bogen had been scheduled for trial on April 17, 2013.


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