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Sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting mother-in-law

By Mason White 10:37 AM December 22, 2014
Steven Armstrong 

By: Wayne Morin
A sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for assaulting his mother in law.

Steven Armstrong of Arizona, faces three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence after his mother-in-law accused him of assaulting her.

Janet Reed, 60, contacted police after the assault. Even though she lives in Fort Mohave, she called the Bullhead City Police Department because her son-in-law is a deputy at the Mohave County sheriff’s Office.

Reed claimed that she had been assaulted by Officer Armstrong at his home.

Armstrong, 35, told officers that his estranged wife, 34-year-old Kimberly, came to the residence to collect some personal belongings. When the two began arguing, Reed entered the house and was allegedly assaulted by her son-in-law.

The Bullhead City Police Department notified the sheriff’s office of the incident and Armstrong was placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Police said no one has been arrested at this time, but summonses were issued to all parties.

Armstrong faces a charge of assault by domestic violence and two counts of disorderly conduct by domestic violence. His mother-in-law and estranged wife each face a charge of disorderly conduct by domestic violence.

Armstrong has been with the sheriff’s office since 2008.