Pulaski County deputy faces assault charge after argument with girlfriend

kward1@herald-leader.comSeptember 2, 2014 

Pulaski County Deputy Sheriff Charles Boston has been charged in an alleged domestic violence incident. Photo Provided

A Pulaski County deputy sheriff faces a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an argument in March with his girlfriend and an ensuing run-in with a patch of ice.

Deputy Charles Boston and his girlfriend, Regina Gravell, got into an argument March 8 at Boston's home on Watson Road in northern Pulaski County, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

When Boston tried to leave in his car, Gravell climbed onto the trunk to keep him from driving away.

Boston made "several attempts to talk her off the car," then grabbed Gravell to pull her down, the news release stated. That's when Boston slipped on the ice, and both of them fell, the news release said.

Gravell said in an affidavit that she suffered "facial injuries, abrasions to her neck and chest, head trauma and a chipped tooth during the fall." She was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Gravell filed a complaint against Boston, and after an internal investigation at the sheriff's department, the case was turned over to the Pulaski County attorney, who reviewed it and then turned it over to the Kentucky attorney general's office so a special prosecutor could be appointed.

Russell County Attorney Kevin Shearer was appointed as a special prosecutor, and on Aug. 28, a criminal summons charged Boston with one count of fourth-degree assault.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 26 in Pulaski District Court.

Boston has been assigned to administrative and desk duties while the case proceeds, according to the news release.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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