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Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Resigns Following Domestic Violence Allegation

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Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner announced at Monongalia County Commission Wednesday, Nov. 6 that Matthew D. Stemple, of Morgantown has resigned as part of ongoing negotiations with prosecutors in connection with a domestic violence allegation.

Stemple was placed on administrative leave with pay following his June 2013 arrest. A woman accused Stemple of placing her in a choke hold and throwing her to the ground. The sheriff's department said Stemple has been with the department for about three years.

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A Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy has been placed on administrative leave with pay following his arrest for domestic battery.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department arrested Matthew D. Stemple, of Morgantown, after a woman said Stemple placed her in a choke hold and threw her to the ground.

The woman told deputies that she and Stemple had been drinking and she hid his car keys to prevent him from driving. Deputies said there was visible damage to the home and the woman had markings on her neck.

The sheriff's department said Stemple has been with the department for about three years. Stemple is out on bond.