AACo sheriff denies assaulting wife

Posted at 6:16 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 06:23:29-04

After being arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife Sunday night, Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman denied any wrongdoing in a press conference Tuesday.

Bateman said a lot of things his wife Elsie told police were said because she was stressed and everything was blown out of proportion.

He said she plans to recant her statement.

"We are embarrassed by this. But I can tell you that we are gonna get through this through counseling and I want to ask you this. If you could please give my family, Elsie and I, the respect of our privacy and especially our children," Bateman said.

Bateman returned to work today, but only on administrative duties, as the investigation continues.

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