Police and Law Enforcement

Maryland sheriff charged with assault in domestic dispute, police say

Sheriff Ronald Bateman.

Sheriff Ronald Bateman.  (Anne Arundel County via AP)

Authorities say Anne Arundel County's sheriff has been arrested following a domestic dispute.

County police department spokesman Lt. Michael Brothers says Sheriff Ronald Bateman was taken into custody Sunday night.

Online court records show Bateman has been charged with second-degree assault, a misdemeanor. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

County police plan to hold a press conference Monday to provide more information about the case.

Bateman, an Annapolis native, has been the sheriff since 2006.