CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge against an Eddy County sheriff’s deputy.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the charge of battery against a household member was dismissed Tuesday at the request of the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Roswell office.
According to a court docket, the charge was dismissed without prejudice, which means that it could be refiled.
A complaint filed in the case had said Carlsbad police were called to the home of Springer and her girlfriend in response to a domestic disturbance last month.
The complaint said Springer was heavily intoxicated and repeatedly had punched her girlfriend after accusing her of having an affair.