Hinds investigator arrested in R’land

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A former investigator for the Hinds County Sheriff’s office bonded out of jail Friday morning after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Ridgeland.

Samuel Edwin Dukes, 39, of Ridgeland bonded out of the Madison County Detention Center last Friday on $10,000 bond.

Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal said Dukes posted bail around 11 a.m. Friday. He is set for his next court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3. Dukes is not allowed to contact the victim.

Ridgeland Police Lt. Brian Myers said Dukes was arrested on Wednesday, July 14, in the city on a domestic violence charge.

Ridgeland police officers responded to a 9:53 p.m. 911 call placed from a female who said she was a domestic violence victim at Sunchase Apartments, he said.

The victim told officers she had been strangled and identified the assailant as Dukes.

Myers said Dukes was then arrested on a charge of Domestic Violence-Aggravated Assault.

Other media outlets have reported that Dukes was an investigator for the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office. Attempts to contact the HCSO went unreturned Wednesday morning though they have confirmed his affiliation with them to other media. Other media also reported that Dukes is no longer employed with the HCSO.





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