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BENTONVILLE -- Prosecutors today dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck .

Cradduck, 47, of Rogers was arrested in August in connection with third-degree assault on a family or household member in connection with a altercation involving his wife.

The charge was dismissed today in Rogers District Court. Prosecutors have up to one year to refile the case.

Bonnie Bridges, a staff attorney for the city of Rogers, said the victim in the case recanted and Cradduck enrolled in counseling to address anger issues. Proof of the counseling was provided, Bridges said.

Rogers police were called Aug. 12 to a domestic disturbance at 925 S. Lafayette St., according to a probable cause affidavit.

Cradduck told a police officer he and his wife, Sabrina, had gotten into a verbal argument about his drinking, but there been no physical contact between them, according to the affidavit.

Sabrina Cradduck said she and her husband were arguing in their bedroom and "he pushed her violently to the ground," the affidavit states.

Cradduck resigned in April 2016 during his second term as sheriff after pleading no contest to misdemeanor tampering. He was placed on unsupervised probation for six months and paid $670 in court costs. A felony tampering charge was dismissed, and the case has been expunged.

NW News on 10/13/2018

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