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Jersey Shore Police Chief Charged with Assault: Prosecutors

The chief of the Lavallette Police Department has been accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend

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    Crews are responding to a crash on Route 2 in Glastonbury.

    A Jersey Shore police chief has been arrested after his girlfriend accused him of assault, prosecutors in Ocean County said Monday.
    Lavallette, N.J. Police Chief Colin Grant, 48, was charged with simple assault after an argument with his 40-year-old girlfriend at their Toms River, N.J., home Sunday night, prosecutors said. Lavallette is a small seaside town that shares its southern border with Seaside Heights. 

    After police officers were called to the home just before midnight, they saw redness and a small scrape on the victim’s neck.
    When he was arrested, Grant handed over his duty weapon and another gun, prosecutors say. He was processed and released on his own recognizance Monday. He's now taking personal leave time from the Lavallette Police Department, prosecutors said.
    Grant's lawyer did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

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