Cop Watch

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Raleigh County Officer Arrested in Beckley

A Rhodell police officer has been arrested on charges of domestic battery and brandishing a weapon involving the mother of his child.

Mayor Josephine Cox said officer Daniel Ray Price, who lives in Beckley, will be fired.

Price turned himself in to Beckley police yesterday after an officer notified him an arrest warrant had been issued.

Beckley patrolman J-D Perry said the charges stem from domestic violence complaints made against Price last month, including one incident that occurred at Raleigh General Hospital while he was in uniform.

Price was released yesterday after posting one-thousand dollars bond.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 months in jail or a 500-dollar fine on the domestic battery charge and up to one year in jail and a fine up to one-thousand dollars on the brandishing charge.