Two Monroe Fire employees charged with domestic battery, investigation underway

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A Monroe Fire Department captain and an arson investigator face criminal charges of domestic violence. 

NBC10/FOX14 obtained documents outlining the domestic abuse allegations against 17-year veteran Daniel Dean and 27-year veteran David Hill.

Tuesday Ouachita Parish deputies arrested Dean after they were called to the home last Friday.

According to the arrest affidavit, Dean’s wife said he threw her on the bed and punched in her the back of the head with a closed fist several times. 

When officers arrived Dean was away in Delhi but stated he didn’t physically harm his wife. 

A day before his arrest deputies said he tried to purchase a gun, but was declined due to an active protective order his wife had a against him. 

As for David Hill this isn’t his first run in with the law. 

Hill and his wife have been arrested on charges of insurance fraud by Louisiana State
Police. 

Deputies say two weeks ago he slapped his wife in front of their son. When officers arrived, they said the 12-year-old told them his father cornered his mother and struck her in the face. Both Hill’s wife and son have a restraining order against him. 

Hill is charged with domestic abuse battery- child endangerment. Dean is charged with domestic abuse batter and violation of a protective order.

Chief Terry Williams issued this statement on the recent arrests:

“The Monroe Fire Department takes any charge of domestic violence very seriously. In no
way do we condone any type of domestic violence and/or criminal activity. In the event
that any of our employees are accused or arrested for any type of illegal action, there is a
due process in which the employee is entitled. Once all facts and evidence have been
obtained, the employee will have the opportunity to give their side of the story and a
decision will be made at that time based on the findings of the investigation.
David Hill is currently on Administrative Leave (with pay) pending the outcome of the
investigation. Anytime criminal proceedings are involved, the investigation may become
quite lengthy. However, I do expect to complete this investigation in the next 2 -3 weeks.”

Chief Williams said he’s unsure if Dean will be placed on administrative leave. As for Hill the investigation is pending. 

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